FINAL Steelers 19, Bills 16
The Steelers broke the tie with at 48-yard
With 2:00 to play, the Bills tied the game at 16-16 with a Dan Carpenter 44-yard field goal.
The Steelers got the ball back when
Third Quarter: Steelers 13, Bills 13
The offense got rolling with a 40-yard reception by
The Bills made it count when Anthony Dixon took it in one-yard for a touchdown, tying the game at 13-13.
The defense came up big again, with Golden ending a Bills drive with his second turnover of the game, this one an interception at the Steelers 15-yard line.
Bell receivers Rookie of the Year honor
Running back Le’Veon Bell was recognized at the beginning of halftime as the 2013 winner of the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, presented to the team’s rookie of the year. Bell, who received the honor from PNC Bank Executive Vice President Scott Cunningham, won the honor for his strong performance in 2013, which including rushing for 860 yards and eight touchdowns.
Halftime: Steelers 13, Bills 6
Landry Jones replaced Ben Reothlisberger in the second quarter. Roethlisberger finished the night going 8-for-11 for 128 yards, two touchdowns and a 150.8 quarterback rating.
The Steelers defense came up big when
First Quarter: Steelers 13, Bills
The Steelers responded with a quick scoring strike on a slant pass from Ben Roethlisberger to
Buffalo got on the board first with a 37-yard field by Dan Carpenter, finishing off an 11-play, 44 yard drive, to give the Bills a 3-0 lead.
Steelers celebrate USA Football Month
The Steelers joined the NFL in recognizing USA Football Month with activities during Saturday’s preseason game against the Bills focusing on the game’s future players.
The Steelers continue to promote USA Football’s Heads Up Football, a nationwide program focused on safety in all levels of the game, starting with the youngest players. More than 5,500 youth football leagues across the country participate in Heads Up Football, reaching the high school level this year.
Among the features during the game to highlight USA Youth Football Month are the following:
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Youth Football game played at halftime between Bethel Park Blackhawks and North Allegheny Tigers
- Youth Football co-captains Mason Kress (North Allegheny) and Lucas Helfrich (Bethel Park)
- Youth Color Guard from Connellsville Area High School JROTC
- In-stadium banners
- Field stencils
- Helmet stickers
“The health and safety of every youth football player is our No. 1 priority and the NFL shares in that commitment,” said USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck. “The Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL have partnered with us to further advance a better and safer game for young athletes who enjoy the fun, fitness and other rewards gained by playing this great sport. We value the Steelers’ continued support of USA Football Month.”
This year’s winners, who will each receive a $12,000 scholarship, was presented Marlena Cook, a North Catholic graduate attending the University of Pittsburgh to study pre-med; and Perry High School graduates Jaime Grimm, who will attend CCAC and Carlow University to study nursing and Willie Jones, who will attend Penn State to study mechanical engineering.
* As a part of a season-long program the Steelers are honoring an ATI Hometown Hero every game. This week the team is honoring United States Army Colonel Jack Skelly.
* Miss Pennsylvania, Amanda Smith, led the Terrible Towel Twirl before the game. She will participate in the Miss America contest in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
* Shawnett Simpkins from Pittsburgh performed the National Anthem prior to kickoff.