Atlanta vs Pittsburgh Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 15-9
Rashard Mendenhall tore up the turf for 120 rushing yards on Sunday to lead the Steelers to a 15-9 win over the Falcons at Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 39.5.
Dennis Dixon completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 236 yards and 0 TDs for the Steelers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Falcons defense.
Michael Turner rushed for 42 yards for Atlanta, while Jerious Norwood added 8 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 252 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Roddy White and Harry Douglas had 111 and 39 yards respectively.
Pittsburgh outgained Atlanta 354-295 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-14 by the Falcons.
The time of possession battle favored Pittsburgh as their offense was on the field for 32:06, longer than the 30:29 of their opponents.
Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Titans. The Falcons will aim to get back on the winning track vs Arizona.