Steelers notebook: Worilds loses sack; Big Ben gets 1st career catch
One of Jason Worilds' two previously credited sacks Sunday against Miami was taken away by the NFL. He now has seven for the season.
Among other statistical changes from the Dolphins game: Emmanuel Sanders picked up 8 yards receiving, Antonio Brown added 1 more yard and Jerricho Cotchery lost 5. Ben Roethlisberger also was given credit for a 5-yard catch — the first of his career — during the game-ending succession of laterals.
• While Roethlisberger's cross-field throw to Brown appears on replay to have been an illegal forward pass, NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino told the NFL Network the play would have counted if Brown stayed inbounds. Blandino said the replays do not definitively show it was an illegal pass.
• Has Brown watched the replay of what might have been one of the greatest game-ending plays in NFL history? “I'd say about 100 times,” Brown said. “I can't change it.” Brown cut sharply down the sideline to angle himself away from two Dolphins defenders, but ended up grazing the sideline at the 12-yard line. “It was a sudden play, it could have been possibly one of the huge plays. But I was a toe away. ... In that situation, I gave it all I had.”
• Defensive ends Brett Keisel (foot) andZiggy Hood (ankle), right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), nose tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) sat out practice. Taking part were left tackleKelvin Beachum (knee), wide receiverJerricho Cotchery (shoulder) and right guard David DeCastro (foot).
• Bengals receiverA.J. Green saidIke Taylor is one of the best cornerbacks he opposes each season. “One thing about Ike, he might give up a big play, but you're going to see him battle his way back and make a play that actually can change a game,” Green said.
• Steelers center Cody Wallace on video that appears to show him punching Dolphins defensive tackleRandy Starks between the legs during a scramble for a loose ball: “I was trying to get under the pile and get my hand on the football. Unfortunately, I didn't get low enough.” Starks made the recovery.
• The Steelers are No. 31 in rushing, but Roethlisberger said that's a misleading statistic because many short-yardage passes by design are run-play substitutes. “You call it run-game alternatives,” he said. “Yeah, we're still doing those things even though the rush numbers aren't there.”
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