PITTSBURGH The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers' 35-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Heinz Field:
Play of the game: With 1:31 left in the first half, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Emmanuel Sanders to give Pittsburgh a 21-3 lead. Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour punched Roethlisberger in the face after the play and was ejected from the game.
Offensive player of the game: Roethlisberger completed 18-of-29 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 55 yards and a score.
Ben Roethlisberger ran for a touchdown and passed for three others on Sunday.
Defensive player of the game: Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison had five tackles, including two sacks, and added an interception and forced fumble.
Most telling statistic: The Steelers had 228 yards of offense to Oakland's 52 at halftime.
Deceiving statistic: The Steelers dominated the game, despite setting a team record with 163 penalty yards.
Best pass: Roethlisberger led Sanders perfectly on the 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Sanders had beaten Jeremy Ware down the sideline on a fade pattern and made a diving catch.
Worst pass: Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell's lazy throw to fullback Marcel Reece in the third quarter went off Reece's hands and into the arms of Harrison.
Best run: Roethlisberger found the left side of the field open and took off running toward the end zone. He danced around Oakland's Stevie Brown at the 5-yard line, kept himself up after getting hit and stretched across the goal line for a 16-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Best catch: Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace turned around and caught a 27-yard pass from Roethlisberger in the first quarter with Oakland's Chris Johnson somewhat shielding the throw.
Dropped pass: Wallace missed an easy one across the middle in the third quarter.
Best block: Steelers tight end Heath Miller produced a hole on the right side by taking out Oakland defensive end Lamarr Houston, allowing Rashard Mendenhall to score a 5-yard TD at the beginning of the second quarter.
Missed block: Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer was beaten by Harrison for a third-quarter sack of Campbell.
Best tackle: Steelers safety Troy Polamalu went low to upend the Raiders' Darren McFadden for a 5-yard loss in the first quarter.
Best hit: Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor slapped the ball away from Louis Murphy after a reception in the second quarter. The Steelers' Lawrence Timmons recovered the fumble.
Missed tackle: Oakland's Stanford Routt and Kamerion Wimbley were left in Wallace's dust after he caught a short pass and turned it into a 52-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Best coverage: Steelers linebacker James Farrior knocked away an early pass to Raiders tight end Zach Miller, who was held to two receptions for 9 yards.
Worst coverage: Taylor had a horrible opening series, giving up a 17-yard pass to Johnnie Lee Higgins, then getting called for defensive holding on Higgins. The Raiders were able to take a 3-0 lead a few plays later.
Best kick: The Steelers' Daniel Sepulveda had a high 50-yard punt caught by the Raiders' Nick Miller at his own 11 in the first quarter, and he was immediately tackled.
Worst kick: Perennial Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler of the Raiders booted one just 39 yards from his own 13 in the third quarter.
Best return: Polamalu intercepted a Bruce Gradkowski pass at the Steelers' 8-yard line at the end of the third quarter and, in typical Polamalu fashion, brought it back an entertaining 38 yards.
Best decision: The Steelers found ways to get Wallace the ball without having him run deep patterns. In addition to his 52-yard catch and run, he also took a reverse 19 yards in the second quarter.
Worst decision: The Raiders stuck with Campbell a little too long. It was clear in the first half he wasn't moving the team.
Best effort: The Steelers defense held the Raiders to 11 yards rushing on eight carries in the first half.
Unsung hero: Harrison and Polamalu made more eye-catching plays, but Farrior was solid with eight tackles and a sack.
Officials follies: After a mini-fight on the field, referee Tony Corrente, with his microphone turned on, asked another official for a whistle because he had lost his.
Officials follies II: The officials originally ejected the wrong Raider (Tommy Kelly), and when they corrected their error, Seymour took a slow walk of shame off the field to cheering Steelers fans.