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Steelers notebook: Scoring change gives Roethlisberger another TD

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Chaz Palla | Tribune Review
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plays against the Eagles at Heinz Field Oct. 7, 2012.

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
 

• Ben Roethlisberger has one more touchdown pass, and Rashard Mendenhall has 13 fewer rushing yards. An official scoring change Thursday made Mendenhall's 13-yard touchdown run Sunday against the Eagles a 13-yard touchdown pass. The play initially was ruled a pass, only to be changed to a run after a review appeared to show Roethlisberger threw a lateral. The NFL changed the play back to a pass upon reviewing game video. The change left Mendenhall with 13 carries for 68 yards in his first game since last season. Roethlisberger's numbers now are 22 of 38 for 220 yards and a touchdown. On Sunday, Roethlisberger joked Pittsburgh always has a run-first mentality, even when it comes to statistics.

• As Roethlisberger closes in on Terry Bradshaw's team career passing record, he is trying to keep his head about him: Roethlisberger said some teams try to take out the opposing quarterback. “I think it happens,” he told Tennessee reporters. To him? “A number of times,” he said. He did not specify opponents but said the Eagles last weekend weren't one of them. However, he said he saw Eagles players targeting center Maurkice Pouncey, saying, “Some of their guys jumped on Pouncey's back and tried to spike him in the back. But I don't think anyone intentionally tried to come after my head.”

• Titans coach Mike Munchak is a former Penn State star who takes pride in how the heavily sanctioned program has bounced back from losses to Ohio and Virginia to win four in a row. “People just assumed it would get worse,” Munchak said. “We've done a great job the last four weeks of showing what we're all about at Penn State.”

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