Making his first start since 2007, a rejuvenated Charlie Batch picked apart the Tampa Bay defense for 186 passing yards and three touchdowns.
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Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is all smiles after bringing in a nine-yard touchdown toss from Charlie Batch late in the second quarter. The catch was Ward's first touchdown reception of the year.
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Known for his breakaway speed, Steelers wideout Mike Wallace streaks down the sideline midway through the second quarter.
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Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib deflects this Charlie Batch heave. Unfortunately for Talib...
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...the ball ended up in Wallace's arms anyway. The Batch-to-Wallace connection gave Tampa Bay fits all afternoon, totaling 100 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 38-13 rout.
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Wallace celebrates in the end zone after his second touchdown grab of the game. The former Ole Miss standout also hauled in a 46-yard bomb late in the first quarter.
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Wallace ignites the Steelers faithful that made the trip south to Raymond James Stadium. Pittsburgh fans are known as some of the most well-traveled supporters of any professional sports franchise.
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The fired-up Wallace leaps into the stands to cap off his second-quarter celebration.
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The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison battled for three tackles in the Sept. 26 contest.
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A physical, downhill runner, Rashard Mendenhall burst through Tampa Bay's porous defense for 143 rushing yards and a touchdown last Sunday. Mendenhall has 332 yards so far on the season as the Steelers' featured back.
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Steeler secondary mates Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu pray before their Week 3 matchup with the Bucs. The Pittsburgh defense has made offenses pray early in the 2010 season, limiting the Falcons, Titans and Bucs to a meager 59.7 rushing yards per game.
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Mendenhall struts after breaking off a big run. The Steeler back had carries of 34, 18 and 17 yards on the day.
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Third-string running back Mewelde Moore barrels forward before being brought down by a duo of Buccaneers. Mired behind Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman on the depth chart, Moore has seen limited action in 2010.
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Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman gets yanked down from behind. Freeman was under heavy pressure throughout the contest, getting sacked four times.
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Mendenhall sprints away from two diving Buccaneer defenders. Pittsburgh's offense seemed to be just out of Tampa Bay's reach all afternoon, racking up 387 yards of total offense.
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Tampa Bay running back Cadillac Williams is wrestled to the ground by Steelers linebackers James Farrior and Lawrence Timmons. The Pittsburgh defense kept Williams in check, holding him to 13 rushing yards on a mere six carries.
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Despite leading the Bucs to a 2-0 record, Josh Freeman never seemed to get comfortable in this one. The former Kansas State quarterback mustered only 184 passing yards and an interception.
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In addition to impressing with his arm, Charlie Batch put his speed on display during Pittsburgh's dominant performance. The 13-year veteran scampered for a 24-yard run during a second-quarter drive.
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Back with the Steelers after a four-year stint with the Redskins, wide receiver Antwaan Randle El has served as the slot receiver for Pittsburgh. He's also been used as the punt returner, and contributed one catch for 14 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 3 victory.
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