Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson, left, and quarterback Matt Ryan celebrate after Hankerson caught a touchdown pass from Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in East Ruther
Seth Wenig
September 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger passed for 369 yards and three touchdowns, DeAngelo Williams tied a team record with three rushing scores and the Pittsburgh Steelers overwhelmed the San Francisco 49ers 43-18 on Sunday.

The Steelers (1-1) converted a pair of 2-point attempts in the first half to seize momentum and had little trouble with the 49ers (1-1). Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 195 yards and one touchdown for Pittsburgh, which rolled up 453 total yards despite having the ball for only 23 minutes.

Colin Kaepernick threw for 335 yards and two scores. Torrey Smith had six receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown but the 49ers were no match for the Steelers' firepower.

Pittsburgh raced to a 26-point halftime lead and cruised, with Roethlisberger doing whatever he wanted while guiding an offense that looks to be among the league's best once again.


This story has been corrected to show that Antonio Brown caught 1 TD pass.



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