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Steelers Vs. Panthers Result: Steelers Pull Out 33-17 Win As Fringe Players Fight For Spots

The Steelers’ three touchdowns were scored by David Johnson, Jonathan Dwyer and Mario Harvey, so the result of the Steelers final preseason game is pretty much meaningless, but here you go: the Steelers won by a score of 33-17.

Dwyer ran for 88 yards, including his 50-yard score, and Emmanuel Sanders caught four passes for 60 yards. In the competition for the backup quarterback job, Charlie Batch went 6-for-8 with 59 yards, and Dennis Dixon went 11-for-22 with 157 yards and the touchdown pass to Harvey.

As David Todd points out, many players who are fighting for roster spots, including Cortez Allen (who was making his preseason debut), Arnaz Battle, Donovan Warren, and Steve McLendon, had strong games, so picking a final roster shouldn’t be easy.

The Steelers allowed 280 yards through the air, but only 6.8 yards per attempt. Carolina’s two scores came through the air to Jeremy Shockey and David Clowney.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.