The Steelers Defeated Lions, Fans of Both Battle Each Other OFF-Field

November 24 [Sun], 2013, 6:20

In the game of Week 11 begins on Sunday, many thought the Pittsburgh Steelers faced a tough task and needed a complete team effort if they wanted to start stacking some victories against the Detroit Lions. However, according to, after exchanging leads early, the Steelers completed what many thought unthinkable, by defeating the Lions 37-27. Though the game was not perfect, especially the second quarter where the defense gave up all 27 points and surrendered leads of 14-0 and 17-3. The total team performance was what many fans have been waiting for throughout the 2013 season. More importantly, now at 4-6, it kept the Steelers dwindling playoff hopes alive. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played one of his best games in recent memory. In all, the enigmatic veteran threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns, out-dueling Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford 362-yards (two touchdowns and one interception). More importantly, Roethlisberger protected the ball and led the team to critical second half touchdowns to notch the come from behind victory. The Steelers were aided by a failed fake field goal attempt by the Lions, which completely changed the momentum in the contest. Down by four points at that juncture, the Steelers went on an eight minute, 97-yard drive that puts them back in front for good with five minutes remaining. They quickly score again after a Stafford interception for the final tally. On that afternoon Wide receiver Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 147 yards and two scores, but it was touchdown receptions by fullback Will Johnson and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery that sealed the victory. After the game, fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions came into a war of words which didn’t last for a long time then the battle extended to material competition. Statistic from Steelers Set indicated that the Pittsburgh Steelers supporters purchased 651,357 jerseys, and the Detroit Lions fans bought 637,598 jerseys. The statistic is still floating now.

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