NFL roundup: Steelers handle Cleveland, Philly falls to Miami

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 16, 2015 3:59 AM

Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes as Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger (99) pressures in the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 30-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Undated) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers overwhelmed Cleveland 30-9.

Ben Roethlisberger, who did not start due to a sprained left foot, came off the bench in the first quarter to throw for 379 yards and three touchdowns.

"I think it's maybe the second game I've been a back-up," he says. "So, I know how hard it is now. I've had a lot of great back-ups in my career. I know now it's not easy for those guys to do what they do."

Roehtlisberger entered the game in the first quarter after Landry Jones went down with a left ankle injury.

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 33 passes and was sacked just once as Pittsburgh won its second straight.

Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 139 yards and two scores as the Steelers (6-4) remained unbeaten at home against Cleveland (2-8) since 2003.

Cleveland's Johnny Manziel passed for a career-high 372 yards with a touchdown and an interception but was also sacked six times.

The Browns, who have lost five straight, ran for just 15 yards and were penalized 11 times for 159 yards.

Cleveland is 2-13 in its last 15 games under coach Mike Pettine.


Philadelphia Eagles' Sam Bradford lies on the field after a hit during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadlephia lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford in a 20-19 loss to Miami.

Chris McCain knocked Bradford out and Reshad Jones spoiled Mark Sanchez's comeback bid.

Ryan Tannehill threw a go-ahead four-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry and the defense held on to give the Dolphins the win.

Bradford injured his left shoulder and sustained a concussion on a hard hit by McCain in the third quarter and didn't return, though X-rays on his shoulder were negative.

Sanchez drove the Eagles to the Dolphins eight late in the fourth quarter, but Jones intercepted his pass in the end zone. Miami's defense held again in the final minute.

"It's my job to go in and it should be a seamless transition," Sanchez says. "I thought at times there were. The point was to just get in there and win the game. Unfortunately, that didn't happen."
The Dolphins (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak with the upset over the Eagles (4-5).

Washington's Kirk Cousins had a big day, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in a 47-14 rout of New Orleans.

The Redskins'Matt Jones had three receptions for 131 yards, including a 78-yard TD grab.

Alfred Morris carried 15 times for 92 yards in Washington's most lopsided victory since a 35-point win over San Francisco in October 2005.

Washington is 4-5 after handing the 4-6 Saints their second straight loss since a three-game winning streak.

Baltimore's miserable season continues.

The Jaguars had lost 13 straight road games until Jason Myers drilled a 53-yard field goal after time expired to give Jacksonville a 22-20 triumph at Baltimore.

The Ravens thought they had just completed a 20-19 victory until Elvis Dumervil (DOO'-mur-vihl) was called for a facemask on Blake Bortles as the clock ran out, giving the Jags one extra play.

Bortles went 22 for 45 for 188 yards and two touchdowns for the 3-6 Jaguars, whose previous road victory came in Cleveland 23 months ago.

Joe Flacco went 34 for 45 for 316 yards and three touchdowns for the 2-7 Ravens, who have suffered their seven losses by a combined 32 points.

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