Steelers 24, Browns 10

PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger threw three TD passes, and Pittsburgh (8-8) avoided its first losing season since 2003 with a win over Cleveland (5-11).

Cleveland 0 3 7 0 – 10

Pittsburgh 0 10 7 7 – 24

Second quarter

Pit–FG Suisham 41, 7:53.

Cle–FG Dawson 51, 3:48.

Pit–Pope 1 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), :47.

Third quarter

Cle–Little 7 pass from Lewis (Dawson kick), 11:03.

Pit–A.Brown 9 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 4:39.

Fourth quarter

Pit–Burress 12 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 3:20.

A: 51,831.

Cle   Pit

First downs 18   17

Total Net Yards 320   212

Rushes-yards 26-138   28-91

Passing 182   121

Punt Returns 1-7   1-10

Kickoff Returns 3-71   2-46

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-1

Comp-Att-Int 22-32-1   15-23-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-22   2-13

Punts 3-38.3   6-41.8

Fumbles-Lost 3-3   0-0

Penalties-Yards 9-79   3-58

Time of Possession 29:39   30:21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Cle, B.Jackson 8-54, Hardesty 14-37, Ventrone 1-35, Ogbonnaya 2-9, Lewis 1-3. Pit, Dwyer 11-52, Redman 6-26, Mendenhall 6-19, Rainey 1-2, Roethlisberger 2-(minus 2), A.Brown 2-(minus 6).

Passing: Cle, Lewis 22-32-1-204. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 15-23-0-134.

Receiving: Cle, Watson 7-64, Benjamin 4-43, Gordon 4-39, Little 3-38, Ogbonnaya 2-3, Cribbs 1-9, Cooper 1-8. Pit, Sanders 2-28, Burress 2-24, A.Brown 2-22, Cotchery 2-21, W.Johnson 2-17, Mendenhall 2-1, Redman 1-11, Dwyer 1-9, Pope 1-1. Missed Field Goals: Cleveland, Dawson 39 (WR).