Steelers take care of Titans

18 November 2017 05:16:09 GMTPlus11

The Pittsburgh Steelers had little trouble with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday evening as they crushed the visitors 40-17 at Heinz Field.

It was the fifth victory in a row for the Steelers, who have created clear separation between themselves and the rest of the AFC North Division 10 games into the campaign.

Ben Roethlisberger connected on 30-of-45 for 299 yards and four touchdowns on the evening and while the rushing game did not get on track, gaining only 65 yards overall, it was not needed as Pittsburgh scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win comfortably.

Whether such a scenario will work in the post-season is debatable, but for now the Steelers have been able to ride on the arm of Roethlisberger, who continues to play well despite speculation that he might retire at the end of the year.

Undefeated in the Division, the Steelers must still play the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns each once more down the stretch.

There are also home games against the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots and a visit to the NRG Stadium in Houston to take on the Texans.

Up by three games in the loss column over the Ravens, it would not be a shock to see Pittsburgh clinch the Division by the time they welcome in Baltimore on December 10th.

The Ravens have lost three of four and must travel to Lambeau Field in Green Bay this weekend to face the Packers.

There's still no Aaron Rodgers for the hosts, who remain in the mix in the NFC North and NFC Conference with a 5-4 record.

Green Bay are 23.00 to win the NFC Championship, with the New Orleans Saints 6.50 and the LA Rams 7.50.

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