Steelers shut out Seahawks

Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Wallace scores against Seattle Seahawks Brandon Browner. (REUTERS/Jason...

Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Wallace scores against Seattle Seahawks Brandon Browner. (REUTERS/Jason Cohn)

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Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers emphatically rebounded from a Week 1 loss by shutting out the Seattle Seahawks, 24-0.

Roethlisberger completed 22-of-30 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown and played mistake-free after accounting for five of the Steelers' seven turnovers in a 35-7 drubbing against the Ravens last Sunday.

Mike Wallace caught eight passes for 126 yards and a score, while Rashard Mendenhall added 66 yards and another TD on the ground for Pittsburgh (1-1), which won its ninth straight home opener.

Tarvaris Jackson passed for just 159 yards on 20-of-29 attempts, as Seattle (0-2) recorded just eight first downs to Pittsburgh's 23.

The last time the Seahawks were shut out also came at Heinz Field, as they fell to the Steelers, 21-0, on October 7, 2007.

Mendenhall was stuffed on 4th-and-goal from the one on the game's opening possession, but atoned for the missed opportunity by barreling into the end zone from the same spot with 3:28 remaining in the first quarter.

Isaac Redman made it 14-0 early in the second when he took a handoff up the middle and went in for a 20-yard TD, and Shaun Suisham added a 20-yard field goal less than two minutes before the half.

The Steelers essentially put the game away with a nine-play, 71-yard drive in the third. Hines Ward tip-toed the left sideline to haul in a key 15-yard pass on third down, and two plays later Roethlisberger connected with Wallace in the left corner of the end zone on a fade route.

Game Notes

This was Pittsburgh's first shutout since blanking Cleveland, 31-0, on December 28, 2008...Seattle was out-gained, 421-164, amassing just 31 rushing yards...Wallace posted his fifth straight 100-yard receiving game...James Harrison recorded one of Pittsburgh's five sacks, becoming the fifth Steeler with 50-plus in his career.


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