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Winners and Losers from Steelers win over Titans in Week 11

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A win is a win...and great performances go with bad performances. All of those things took place in Week 11 as the Steelers defeated the Tennessee Titans 27-24.

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Le'Veon Bell - The Steelers' workhorse back looked better in this game than he has in a long time. A widened Titans' lead from the end of the second quarter into the third lessened his carries, but Bell would have had an outstanding game even if the score had been closer throughout the game.

Antonio Brown - A great second half propelled the Steelers from 11 points down. His 12-yard touchdown catch gives him nine for the season and he'll head into the bye week leading the NFL in receptions and yards.

David DeCastro - A very up-and-down night for the Steelers' offensive line but DeCastro took over in the second half of this game.


Ben Roethlisberger - The weather was cold and, for the second week in a row, so was Roethlisberger. Three poor passes in the red zone, one was intercepted and, at the time, appeared to be a turning point in this game. The Steelers controlled it early, but poor decision-making from Roethlisberger in such a critical game is baffling.

Maurkice Pouncey - It wasn't all on Ben, though. Pouncey was beaten early and often by Titans' nose tackle Jurrell Casey in the passing game, often collapsing the pocket and forcing a few inopportune positions for the Steelers.

William Gay - It's rare when a player gets a pick six on the first play of his night and ends up on the Losers list, but William Gay earned it on Monday. Beaten badly on a double-move by Nate Washington for a touchdown and burned for a first down by Justin Hunter in the third quarter, he epitomized a Steelers secondary that played perhaps its worst game of the season.

Mike Mitchell - It seemed Mitchell was late on many of the intermediate routes the Titans ran at the Steelers, but even more troubling was the lack of run-support from the Steelers' free safety. At this point, with a secondary spiraling out of control (a poor game all around tonight), it'll be a wonder if the team isn't shopping aggressively for a free safety in the 2015 draft.

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