Slew of injuries temper Steelers' 34-16 win over Atlanta
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Young Money cashed in for the Steelers Saturday night in a big way, but another injury to backup quarterback Byron Leftwich and a slew of others tempered their 34-16 victory over Atlanta at Heinz Field.
Antonio Brown, part of the Young Money receiving corps, caught two long touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger and set up a third by returning the opening kickoff 51 yards.
Leftwich was scheduled to become the No. 2 quarterback again this season. The seriousness of his left elbow injury was not immediately determined. He flung his helmet to the ground and screamed in pain as he walked of the field.
It was not the only injury of the night. Center Maurkice Pouncey left early with a left ankle injury and nose tackle Casey Hampton also departed with a right elbow injury. Cornerback Keenan Lewis left early with a knee injury. The Steelers did not immediately provide more injury details for any of them.
It was a night of big plays as well as injuries. Brown caught TD passes of 77 and 44 yards to go with his 51-yard punt return in the first half. Cornerback Crezdon Butler returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
First Published August 27, 2011 10:45 pm