National Football League
         === Roethlisberger throws four TDs as Steelers down Lions ===
 Pittsburgh,  PA  (  -  Ben  Roethlisberger  had  a  pair  of
 touchdown  passes in the fourth quarter to help the Pittsburgh Steelers take a
 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
 Roethlisberger  went 29-for-45 for 367 yards and four touchdowns, with Antonio
 Brown  catching  seven passes  for 147  yards and two  scores for the Steelers
 (4-6), who have won two straight.
 Will  Johnson and  Jerricho Cotchery caught TD passes in the fourth quarter as
 Pittsburgh  ran its home winning streak against Detroit to nine games with the
 Lions' last win in the Steel City coming in 1955.
 "Boy,  that's  a satisfying  victory. A good,  tough week for  us, not only in
 terms  of  the game but  from a  preparation standpoint," said Pittsburgh head
 coach  Mike Tomlin.  "Obviously, we were going  to be tested and that's a good
 football team. We'll take it and move forward."
 Detroit scored all of its points in the second quarter, with the offense being
 non-existent in the other 45 minutes of play.
 Matthew  Stafford  was  19-for-46  for  362  yards,  two  touchdowns  and  one
 interception,  while Calvin Johnson caught both scores as part of a six-catch,
 179-yard  day for the  Lions (6-4), who had won their previous two coming into
 the game.
 "We  just didn't  execute very  well  for three  quarters of  the game,"  said
 Stafford.  "We didn't  capitalize in the red  zone as much as we needed to and
 that's  something  we've got to  improve. We've got  to bounce back because we
 have a couple of games real close to each other coming up."
 The  loss, coupled  with the Bears' overtime win against the Ravens on Sunday,
 now  sees  Detroit and  Chicago tied  for the top  spot in  the NFC North, but
 Detroit holds the tiebreaker thanks to winning both games against Chicago this
 Holding a four-point lead entering the fourth quarter, the Lions drove down to
 the  Pittsburgh 10 and  lined up for a field goal on 4th-and-5. The team opted
 for  the fake, though, as Sam Martin took the direct snap and ran to the right
 side before fumbling. Pittsburgh took over at its own 3.
 "I  don't regret anything that happens in a game because we're going to do our
 very  best to  win," said  Detroit head  coach Jim  Schwartz. "We  didn't make
 enough plays to win this one, including that one."
 The  Steelers  quickly faced a 3rd-and-9,  but Roethlisberger hit Brown for 16
 yards  to move the  chains. A Heath Miller catch went for 21 yards to move the
 ball  across midfield, and  Le'Veon Bell caught a pass for three yards on 4th-
 After   Cotchery  caught   a  pass  for  19  yards  down  to  the  Detroit  1,
 Roethlisberger  used  play-action before  tossing a floater  to the right side
 where Johnson came down with the catch for a 30-27 lead with 4:46 to play.
 Stafford  went deep on  3rd-and-10 for Johnson, and had the ball picked off by
 Will  Allen. Five plays later, Roethlisberger found a wide open Cotchery for a
 20-yard score to seal the win.
 It  was all Pittsburgh and Brown in the first quarter as the Steelers held the
 Lions  on  4th-and-3 on  the opening  drive of the  game, and  went to work at
 their own 32.
 After  tipping away  a Stafford  pass  to Johnson  on 4th-and-3,  Bell took  a
 handoff  13 yards.  Facing a  3rd-and-8,  Roethlisberger hit  Miller for  nine
 yards.  Brown  caught a pass  for 11  yards on another  third down to move the
 chains,  and the next  play saw him catch a short pass out to the right, break
 two tackles and race into the end zone from 34 yards out for a 7-0 lead.
 Pittsburgh  then held Detroit to a three-and-out, getting the ball back at its
 own  37.  Four plays  later, Roethlisberger  stepped up in  the pocket to toss
 a  short  pass to Brown, who  caught it near the  Detroit 40 and took the ball
 home for a 47-yard score and a 14-0 lead with 3:58 to play in the first.
 In  a drive spanning  the first and second quarter, the Lions were able to put
 three points on the board with David Akers' 35-yard boot. The drive covered 50
 yards over 10 plays.
 Following  a Pittsburgh  three-and-out, Detroit got the ball back in excellent
 field  position,  but Reggie Bush  fumbled the ball  on a carry and Pittsburgh
 recovered at the Detroit 32.
 Detroit's defense, though, prevented the Steelers from getting in the end zone
 and Shaun Suisham hit a  25-yard field goal for a 17-3 lead with 10:31 to play
 in the first half.
 It  didn't  take long for the  Lions to answer  as the first play saw Stafford
 throw  the  ball deep for Johnson,  who easily beat the sole defender covering
 him and jogged into the end zone for a 79-yard score.
 Pittsburgh came back with a scoring drive as Suisham's 34-yard field goal gave
 the  team  a 10-point lead with  7:19 to play,  but Detroit scored the next 17
 points to take the lead going into the break.
 A  31-yard  catch from Brandon  Pettigrew on 3rd-and-11  moved the ball to the
 Pittsburgh  44, and  the next play saw  Kris Durham catch a pass for 25 yards.
 Johnson  then  caught a pass near  the goal line and  took it in for a 19-yard
 Following  a three-and-out  from the Steelers, the Lions started with the ball
 at  their own  38, and  Stafford hit  Johnson for  23 yards  with Joique  Bell
 following  with a  37-yard catch. Two plays  later, Bell took a handoff up the
 middle on a 2-yard score and a 24-20 lead with 1:42 to play.
 The  Steelers again  failed to convert a  first down, losing nine yards in the
 process, and the Lions got the ball back with 1:02 to play near midfield.
 They  only  came away  with three  points, however, as  Akers booted a 19-yard
 field goal after three straight incompletions on 1st-and-goal at the 1, as the
 team took a 27-20 lead into the break.
 The only points of the third quarter came on a 21-yard field goal from Suisham
 to cap a 10-play, 42-yard drive to make it a 27-23 game with 5:14 to play.
                                   Game Notes
 It  was  the first time  the Steelers  put points on  the board this season on
 their  opening drive ...  The first TD pass to Johnson was Stafford's 100th of
 his career, and also saw him pass Bobby Layne's 15,710 yards for most all-time
 for the Lions ... Pittsburgh wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders left the game with
 an  injured foot  ...  Pittsburgh  controlled the  ball  for  32:16, but  were
 outgained  451-398 ... Pittsburgh has won four straight against the Lions, and
 leads  the  series 16-14-1 ...  The Lions host  the Buccaneers next Sunday ...
 The Steelers play at Cleveland next week.
 11/17 19:24:49 ET