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Steelers Vs. Cardinals: Pittsburgh Takes Care Of Arizona, 32-20

The Pittsburgh Steelers put away the Arizona Cardinals, 32-20

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Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown Fantasy Recap: Steelers Receivers Match Each Other Step For Step

The Pittsburgh Steelers held on for a 32-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon, and they did it thanks almost entirely to their passing game. QB Ben Roethlisberger led all quarterbacks in passing yards and receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown combined for 220 receiving yards. Wallace was the only one to get in the end zone, but both had monster days.

Mike Wallace continues to prove he is one of the best fantasy weapons at wide receiver. His numbers were "inflated" to some extent thanks to 95-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Nonetheless, he is becoming more and more accustomed to the big play, which means a big TD reception is really not all that shocking.

On the other side of the coin, Antonio Brown did not have a big play, but rather he put together an effective and efficient fantasy performance. He caught seven passes for 102 yards with no reception being longer than 20 yards. Even though he did not get into the end zone, that is a very productive day.

Mike Wallace is an obvious start every week, while Antonio Brown has worked his way into a matchup-by-matchup option at your flex position. He was a great start against the Cardinals because they can't stop much of anything. The Steelers host the New England Patriots next week and given the Patriots secondary issues, Brown would be a solid flex option once again. The week after against the Baltimore Ravens? Not so much.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy Recap: Arizona Cardinals Defense Remain Good To Quarterbacks

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had to provide a lot of big throws Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals, but he made them count all day long. Big Ben completed 26 of 39 passes for 361 yard and three touchdowns. His 361 yards led all quarterbacks on Sunday.

Roethlisberger is a solid enough quarterback, so big numbers against bad teams does not shock people. However, this performance continues to reinforce is the notion that the Arizona Cardinals secondary is not particularly good. They were burned on a monster Mike Wallace play and generally were run ragged by the Steelers passing game.

As you look to coming weeks, if you have a bye situation, do what you can to find a quarterback opposing the Cardinals. For example, if you have Drew Brees on your team, the Saints bye week is week 11. The San Francisco 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals that week. Alex Smith is not a guy most people would have on their fantasy roster, let along start each week. However, in Candlestick against the Cardinals, I think Smith could put up some respectable fantasy numbers with a modest amount of upside. Simply something to consider as the season moves along.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Rashard Mendenhall Fantasy Update: Steelers RB Provides Little Impact

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall provided little fantasy impact on Sunday when he went up against the Arizona Cardinals. He had just 13 carries for 32 yards and caught a five-yard pass. it's a bit disconcerting he put those numbers up against the No. 20 rush defense, but then Ben Roethlisberger was throwing all over the place in the game.

Mendenhall has been alternately excellent and ineffective in 2011. He ran for 146 yards and a touchdown last week against the Jaguars, and had 66 yards and a touchdown against the rugged Seahawks run defense in Week 2. But in his three other games this season, he's had 39 carries for 107 yards and just one touchdown — and one of those games came against the Colts.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind the Steel Curtain. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams and SB Nation's fantasy football hub, and follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates and advice.

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Mike Wallace Fantasy Update: Steelers WR Catches 95-Yard TD pass

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace had another impressive fantasy performance on Sunday afternoon. He dazzled with a 95-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Outside of that, though, he had just two receptions for 23 yards. Ben Roethlisberger did look at him seven times in the game. Still, fantasy owners are celebrating the touchdown and whatever bonuses they might have received from the length of it.

Wallace has emerged as one of the NFL's preeminent deep threats in the 2011 NFL season, and he's been potent in the Pittsburgh passing game all year. Wallace had 612 yards and four touchdowns entering Week 7, and hadn't had a game with under 76 receiving yards on the season; combine that with his potential to top 100 yards, as he did in the first three weeks of the season, and you have one of the best fantasy options at wide receiver in the league.

For more on the Steelers, check out Behind the Steel Curtain. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams and SB Nation's fantasy football hub, and follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates and advice.

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NFL Scores Week 7: Steelers Vs. Cardinals, Roethlisberger Tosses Three Touchdowns For The Win

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes as his team moved to 5-2 with a road win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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Larry Fitzgerald Fantasy Update: Cardinals WR Held Scoreless For 3rd Straight Game

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has failed to grab a touchdown pass for a third consecutive game, as Kevin Kolb found two different wide receivers for scores on Sunday. Fitzgerald finished the game with four receptions for 78 yards. He had 10 targets, but he and Kolb need to starting find each other where it counts.

Fitzgerald was averaging 85 receiving yards a game with 427 receiving yards on the season and 2 touchdowns through his first six games of the 2011 NFL season. Fitzgerald's passing yards per game is up nearly 15 yards per game from last season.

Fitzgerald was ranked by Yahoo! as the 7th ranked wide receiver heading into Week 6 taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers who rank 1st against the pass.

For more on Fitzgerald and his matchup with the Steelers, check out SB Nation's Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, and our Cardinals blog, Revenge of the BirdsFor more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Heath Miller Fantasy Update: Steelers TE Catches 2nd Touchdown Of Season

Heath Miller provided fantasy owners with his second touchdown of the season after a 12-yard grab in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals. He had two more grabs after that to finish the game with thee receptions for 38 yards. He also had one rush for six yards, possibly helping owners in leagues for points-per-carry

Miller was averaging 36 receiving yards a game with 217 receiving yards on the season and 1 touchdown through his first six games of the 2011 NFL season. Miller's passing yards per game is down nearly 5 yards per game from last season.

Miller was ranked by Yahoo! as the 19th ranked tight end heading into Week 6 taking on the Arizona Cardinals who rank 20th against the pass.

For more on Miller and his matchup with the Cardinals, check out SB Nation's Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, and our Cardinals blog, Revenge of the BirdsFor more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Hines Ward Injury Update: Steelers WR Carted Off With Ankle Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have lost wide receiver Hines Ward for the game with an apparently ankle injury. According to multiple reports, Ward went down and was carted off the field with an injury to his ankle. The extent of the injury is not known at this time and his status to return to the game is questionable.

While Ward is one of the most recognizable Steelers wide receivers, his missing shouldn't hurt too, too much. Ward has fallen off a bit as a target since the emergence of Mike Wallace in the Steelers offense. Ward is still a factor over the middle and moving the chains, however. Before his injury, Ward had 3 receptions for 21 yards.

For more on the two teams, check out Arizona Cardinals blog Revenge Of The Birds and Pittsburgh Steelers blog Behind The Steel Curtain. Follow the rest of Week 7 of the regular season at SB Nation NFL.

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Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy: Steelers QB Hits Two Early Touchdowns

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put on another aerial show in the first half this week agains the Arizona Cardinals. Roethlisberger connected on two first half touchdowns, including a 95-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace. He had over 200 passing yards in the first half.

Roethlisberger was averaging 263 passing yards a game with 1,576 passing yards on the season and 9 touchdowns through his first six games of the 2011 NFL season. Roethlisberger's passing yards per game is down nearly 5 yards per game from last season.

Roethlisberger was ranked by Yahoo! as the 6th ranked quarterback heading into Week 6 taking on the Arizona Cardinals who rank 20th against the pass.

For more on Roethlisberger and his matchup with the Cardinals, check out SB Nation's Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, and our Cardinals blog, Revenge of the BirdsFor more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Rashard Mendenhall Status Update: Steelers RB Is Probable, Should Play

Rashard Mendenhall is still nursing a knee injury, but there's no reason to believe he won't be at full strength or close to it. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back had full participation this week and is listed as probable heading into their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Mednenhall missed Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, a game in which Jonathan Dwyer had a big impact, but he returned to the No. 1 RB role against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Mendenhall picked up 146 yards rushing on 23 carries and scored a touchdown, looking nothing like a player who was nursing a knee injury.

Isaac Redman has been effective this year and has taken some of the carries away from Mendenhall even when he's been healthy, but there's no reason to believe Mendenhall won't get 20+ touches against the Cardinals.

For more on Mendenhall and the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.    

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Steelers Vs. Cardinals: TV Schedule, Game Time, Announcers And More

The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to face the Arizona Cardinals in NFL Week 7

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NFL Picks And Predictions Week 7: Steelers Vs. Cardinals

The Steelers are the favorite against the down-and-out Cardinals in this recent Super Bowl rematch.

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NFL Week 7 Upset Watch Includes Titans, Chargers And Steelers

The Titans, Chargers and Steelers are on upset watch in Week 7 of the 2011 NFL season.

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NFL Odds And Lines Week 7: Steelers Vs. Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are struggling, but they're only four-point underdogs against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite their 1-4 record.

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