The Pittsburgh Steelers defended their home turf and laid a beatdown on the Carolina Panthers, defeating Ron Rivera’s team 52-21. What looked to be a shootout, turned into a blowout as the Steelers set a new franchise record as their 52 points were the most ever scored at Heinz Field.
The Panthers scored fast, but the Steelers responded even faster. Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton orchestrated a nine play, 75-yard drive that saw running back Christian McCaffrey accumulate 60 of those yards himself. While the Panthers took just over four minutes the score, the Steelers responded in 11 seconds, and then they responded again and again.