The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 5, 2012

Two-Minute Drill: Steelers vs. Giants


3. BIG CONVERSION: The Steelers kept Eli Manning from getting a final chance at victory when Roethlisberger converted a third-and-9 from his 29 with a 16-yard completion to Emmanuel Sanders with 2:23 remaining.

4. BIG STOP: The Giants had a first down at the Steelers 4 late in the third quarter, but had to settle for a 23-yard FG that made it 20-10. The biggest play: Ike Taylor and Ryan Clark dumping RB Ahmad Bradshaw for a 3-yard loss on second down.

5. QUICK SCORE: After a missed 51-yard field goal with 31 seconds remaining in the first half, Roethlisberger completed passes of 24 and 23 yards to produce Shaun Suisham's 30-yard FG as time expired to cut the lead to 14-10.


"I feel like this is the best win we've had since I've been on the team. We got down early, we had to overcome a lot of penalties, had to overcome a hurricane, we did it all. To come out and win says a lot about this team." -- Mike Wallace


57 That's how many consecutive games it has been since Eli Manning was held to so few passing yards. He had just 125 yards against the Steelers, his fewest since he had 119 passing yards in the final game of the 2008 season against the Minnesota Vikings.

WHAT WAS HE THINKING? Mike Tomlin continues to have a great success rate on fourth down and coaching challenges, but his decision to call a fake field goal, trailing 20-17 in the fourth quarter on the road, was inexcusable. The play, an over-the-shoulder flip from holder Drew Butler to K Shaun Suisham, who was snuffed out by CB Michael Coe prevented the Steelers from tying the score after coming back from a 20-10 deficit.

"I took a shot and the guys backed my play like I knew they would and I appreciate that," Tomlin said. "They overcome bad coaching decisions sometimes and that's on me."

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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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