Ben Roethlisberger throws five touchdowns as Steelers skin Panthers

  • Pittsburgh rip Carolina behind Roethlisberger’s perfect night
  • Panthers’ Eric Reid ejected for targeting during third quarter

Ben Roethlisberger’s first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his red-hot team put together a systematic 52-21 dismantling of Carolina on Thursday night that left little doubt about their depth and their talent regardless of whether Le’Veon Bell ever shows up for work or not.

Ten different Steelers touched the ball on offense. Six of them scored. None of them were named Bell. While the three-time Pro Bowl running back tweeted his thoughts from home while waiting – and – to sign his one-year franchise tender, Pittsburgh ripped off its fifth straight victory with stunning ease.

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