Roethlisberger finished with 367 yards passing, four touchdown passes and a win that keeps the 4-6 Steelers' slim hopes alive for the final wild-card berth.
Here is what else we learned:
- The Lions' defensive line couldn't take advantage of a makeshift Steelers offensive line. Roethlisberger had plenty of time to carve up a shaky Lions defensive backfield. The Detroit secondary had a terrible time tackling Steelers wide receivers. Antonio Brown had two longtouchdown runs off of quick passes after Lions DBs whiffed. Chris Houston, specifically, was terrible.
- Stafford still has streaks where he sails passes high. He hasn't mastered swing routes yet.