Steelers 38, Titans 17

Roethlisberger gimpy but lethal

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger has a good explanation for how a guy with one good foot can throw for five touchdowns as he did in a rout of Tennessee.

"I told ya, I was just faking it," Roethlisberger said. "I'm a wimp."

Not exactly.

Limping on a bruised left foot, Roethlisberger proved again that the more he's banged up, the better he seems to play.

"He's done it before," said receiver Hines Ward, who caught two TDs. "We're used to it."

Plus, a Steeler defense missing James Harrison, Casey Hampton and Aaron Smith held Titans running back Chris Johnson to 51 yards and sacked Matt Hasselbeck three times.

"They kicked our butts and we kicked our butts," Tennessee defensive lineman David Ball said.

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Steelers 38, Titans 17 10/09/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 9, 2011 8:50pm]

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