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Steelers bounce back with win over Bills
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass and the Pittsburgh Steelers defense rebounded from a historically bad performance with a 23-10 win over the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field.
The contest featured a matchup between struggling teams that entered play on two-game losing streaks.
Pittsburgh was coming off a 55-31 shellacking at New England, with the Patriots' point total the highest allowed by the Steelers in their history.
Facing Buffalo rookie quarterback EJ Manuel proved to be the remedy for the unit.
Roethlisberger, meanwhile, shook off an interception on the game's opening drive to throw for 204 yards on 18-of-30 passing. Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell added a rushing touchdown for the Steelers (3-6).
Manuel, playing for the first time since suffering an LCL injury in his right knee back in Week 5, completed 22-of-39 passes for 155 yards with an interception and a short touchdown toss to Chris Gragg with three seconds remaining in the game
The Steelers improved to 17-2 against rookie signal-callers since 2004.
Buffalo wide receiver Stevie Johnson had 48 yards on three receptions before leaving with a groin injury.
The Bills (3-7) have posted only one win in nine all-time regular-season trips to Pittsburgh.
11/10 16:16:49 ET