ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Back-up quarterback Charlie Batch came up big for Pittsburgh Sunday, tossing three touchdown passes in the Steelers' 38-13 win over Tampa Bay.
He didn't disappoint, completing 12-of-17 passes for 186 yards. Batch made 46- and 41-yard touchdown tosses to Mike Wallace, who hauled down three passes for 100 yards in the Steelers' win.
Pittsburgh (3-0) also got 143 yards on 19 carries from Rashard Mendenhall.
Josh Freeman connected on 20-of-31 passes for 184 yards for the Buccaneers (2-1), but had a pass picked off and returned 79 yards for a touchdown by lineman Brett Keisel.