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2004 Steelers 24 at Browns 10

Unfazed by Gerard Warren's pregame threats (or anything Cleveland's defense throws at him), Roethlisberger becomes the first rookie quarterback to begin 7-0. During pregame warmups, Joey Porter punches Browns running back William Green, bloodying his lower lip during their fight. Both are ejected before the opening kickoff. Bettis, starting in place of the injured Duce Staley, gains 103 yards on 29 carries and scores 2 TDs. Ben isn't spectacular, but is very efficient. Roethlisberger also rushes for 41 yards as he smartly avoids pressure by running the few times the Browns are able to apply any pressure. Meanwhile, Browns QB Jeff Garcia is under siege almost every time he drops back, going only 7 for 16 for 110 yards while being sacked 4 times and throwing an interception. 
This game was notable to me for one reason, The Bus's 92nd career rushing touchdown that never was. Cowher didn't challenge an obvious TD (just go to the 096:44 mark and freeze the frame). FRUSTRATING.
(08-01-2017, 11:59 PM)jschroe36 Wrote: [ -> ]This game was notable to me for one reason, The Bus's 92nd career rushing touchdown that never was. Cowher didn't challenge an obvious TD (just go to the 096:44 mark and freeze the frame). FRUSTRATING.


Wow, I'd forgotten about that play! Yes, he got the ball across the goal line, absolutely a TD, no question. I think Cowher was concerned it might've been a fumble because the Steelers rushed to the line and immediately ran another play, presumably to avoid a challenge by the Browns. Too bad. Bettis was in.

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The frustrating thing for Cleveland fans about this game is the next year Garcia took the Eagles to the playoffs