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Steelers vs Panthers Final: 17-16 - Recap

Pittsburgh earned a 17-16 victory over Carolina on Thursday in Preseason Week 4 action at Heinz Field.

The Steelers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 3.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 37.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Charlie Batch completed 11 of 14 pass attempts for 102 yards and 1 TD for the Steelers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Armond Smith rushed for 85 yards for Carolina, while Tauren Poole added 30 yards. Jimmy Clausen threw for 173 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Lamont Bryant and Joe Jon Finley had 79 and 57 yards respectively.

Pittsburgh was outgained by Carolina 379-311 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-16 by the Panthers.

Pittsburgh led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 33:49/26:11 split in that important category.

Pittsburgh heads into a Week 1 battle against the Broncos. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tampa Bay.