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Quick Take: Steelers/Dolphins

It was over when ...

Ben Roethlisberger finished with 220 yards and three touchdowns.

(J Pat Carter / Associated Press)

Steelers CB Ike Taylor intercepted Dolphins QB Tyler Thigpen, ending Miami's attempt to rally for the win. Pittsburgh was able to run out the clock and hold on for a third straight victory.

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Ben Roethlisberger injured his throwing shoulder at the end of Pittsburgh's third-to last drive, but came back in and completed all three of his pass attempts on the next series. The 14-play, 83-yard drive resulted in a 33-yard Jeff Reed field goal, which gave the Steelers a six-point lead.

Key Stat

The Steelers outrushed the Dolphins 202 to 99, 76 of which came on Pittsburgh's final 14-play scoring drive.


The Steelers were knocked out of the playoffs when the Ravens defeated the Raiders. … The Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention. … Dolphins QB Chad Henne was replaced by backup Pat White to start the second half due to an eye injury. White was injured in a helmet-to-helmet collision with Ike Taylor with 2:05 remaining in the third quarter and was carted off the field on a stretcher. White was then replaced by Thigpen. … Each of the Steelers' last eight games have been decided by seven points or fewer. … Steelers WR Hines Ward has at least one reception in 178 consecutive games, which is tied with Steve Largent for the sixth longest streak in NFL history.

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