Matt Moore Destroyed by Thunderous Bud Dupree Hit

Make no mistake, the Steelers have followed Harrison's lead, as a defense he termed "terrible" at midseason looked nothing short of Super in a 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in an AFC wild-card game at Heinz Field.

And Brown had five receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns, one a 50-yarder and the other a 62-yarder, both coming in the first quarter. Aaron Rodgers led the National Football League with 40 touchdown passes this season and finished the season by throwing 18 touchdowns and no interceptions in the last seven games.

Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore said he got "smoked" by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree in Miami's playoff loss to Pittsburgh, but that he didn't suffer a concussion.

Le'Veon Bell scored on a 8-yard touchdown run in the third.

While Brown finished with only two more catches in a 5-for-124 day, Bell finished with his 167 yards on 29 carries to break Harris' old record of 158 set against the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl following the 1974 season.

At halftime, when the Steelers (12-5) led, 20-6, Roethlisberger was 11-of-12 passing for 188 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The Steelers' pass defense has been susceptible at times this season, and Burns has been beaten for some big plays.

The Steelers and Dolphins these days barely resemble what they were back in Week 6, when Miami dominated Pittsburgh at home in the regular season. A mistaken call that a player caught the ball in the end zone is not less impactful than a mistaken call that he didn't catch the ball in the end zone.

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After a game, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks to the media about the game, and updates the injury situation following the latest contest. There are some seasons where you can just feel the magic curling around them, such as in 2012 where they weren't exactly prohibitive favorites when they rode that train all the way to crushing the Patriots in the Superbowl. Jones has gone 1-1 as a starter each of the past two seasons.

The Dolphins couldn't pressure Ben Roethlisberger, who was sacked once before hurting his ankle on Cameron Wake's lone quarterback hit of the game, which came on Pittsburgh's final offensive play. If he can lineup in the backfield, the Steelers could line Bell up on the outside as a receiver and the offense is far more dynamic in that formation. Bell ran the ball all 10 times, scoring from a yard out for a 20-3 lead.

Streaks, stats and notes - Dolphins making first playoff appearance since 2008. In fact, he sat out only one play.

Roethlisberger completed his first 11 passes.

The turnover prevented the Dolphins from getting back into a game in which they were dominated for much of the opening 30 minutes.

"We will find out soon, hopefully", Roethlisberger said.


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