Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/4/12
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In a game billed as the battle of two first-round quarterbacks from the Class of 2004, the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger outlasted the Giants' Eli Manning by copying Manning's fourth-quarter comeback act to steer Pittsburgh to a 24-20 win over New York at MetLife Stadium. The Giants (6-3) saw their four-game winning streak end, and Manning's eight-game winning streak over AFC teams was snapped as well. Manning's streak began with a win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Roethlisberger, whose record against NFC teams improved to 24-7, overcame some early game obstacles that included four sacks, one interception, and one fumble, all of which contributed to 10 Giants points. He powered the Steelers (5-3) to a come-from-behind drive in the fourth quarter. The nine-play, 51-yard march ended on a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Isaac Redman with just over four minutes remaining. Roethlisberger completed 21 of 30 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and an interceptions. Redman ran for 146 yards on 26 carries (5.7-yard average). Manning was just 10-for-24 for 125 yards with an interception and no touchdown passes. Roethlisberger got his team on the scoreboard first with a 4-yard touchdown pass to receiver Emmanuel Sanders. An interception by Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor set up the 58-yard, first-quarter drive. The Giants responded with 14 unanswered points thanks to Steelers miscues. New York's first scoring drive, capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Andre Brown, featured a 41-yard pass interference call against Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis and then a personal-foul penalty called against safety Ryan Clark in the end zone against receiver Victor Cruz. The second Giants score came when defensive end Osi Umenyiora sacked Roethlisberger, who fumbled the ball. Linebacker Michael Boley scooped it up and returned it 70 yards to give his team a 14-7 lead. The Steelers, who made it 14-10 on kicker Shaun Suisham's 30-yard field goal with five seconds left in the first half, went three-and-out on their first drive in the third quarter. The Giants then added field goals of 50 and 23 yards by kicker Lawrence Tynes, who earlier in the game had come up short on a 51-yarder. With the Giants up 20-10, Roethlisberger connected with receiver Mike Wallace on a 51-yard touchdown reception at the start of the fourth quarter to make it 20-17. However, following a 63-yard Sanders punt return that put the ball on the Giants' 12, Pittsburgh came away empty. A field-goal attempt went awry, and Suisham was dropped for a 1-yard loss by Michael Coe to give the Giants the ball back on downs. The Giants will face the Bengals next week in Cincinnati. Pittsburghwill return to Heinz Field to host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Nov. 12. NOTES: Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, who tripled his season sack total to three, had his first multi-sack game since Super Bowl XLVI. ... Giants tight end Travis Beckum, who was activated off the physically unable to perform list Saturday, made his season debut, replacing Bear Pascoe, who missed a game for the first time this season due to a high ankle sprain. ..Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown suffered a left ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Pat Riley: LeBron James’ departure from Miami ‘was personal’

Marcus Smart fires back at Jimmy Butler over ‘not about that life’ talk

Tony Gonzalez: Tony Romo did not cost me CBS job

Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated by the NFL

Dustin Pedroia: No rift in Red Sox clubhouse after Manny Machado incident

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

USGA tries to simplify rules by ending viewer call-ins, somehow makes it more complicated

NFL GM: Peterson could push Saints ‘into the playoffs and beyond’

Report: Derek Jeter/Jeb Bush-led group wins auction for Miami Marlins

Jets GM: ‘No problem’ avoiding domestic violence offenders in draft

Texans will have a draft pick announced from outer space

Kobe Bryant on if he misses basketball: ‘No, I don’t’

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

Perfect matches: Handpicking players for certain teams in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft do-overs we'd most like to see

NFL Draft X-factor players you may have missed during their college careers

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Box Score 4/25: 'So long, sleeves'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 exits

20 of the best NFL Draft red carpet looks

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

The 'QB or not QB? That is the question' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Paul Millsap needs a twin phone

Perfect matches: Handpicking players for certain teams in the 2017 NFL Draft

NFL Draft do-overs we'd most like to see

NFL Draft X-factor players you may have missed during their college careers

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Most inspirational sports movies, series and docs available for streaming

NBA Weekend Awards: Who takes home the Wilt Chamberlain Trophy?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker