Although he is eligible to play in exhibition games, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not make an appearance. Roethlisberger has been suspended for the first six regular-season games due to his violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Byron Leftwich started at quarterback for the Steelers and was 6-of-10 for 43 yards.
Detroit's Matthew Stafford was 8-of-11 for 61 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The teams were sent off the field with 1:37 remaining in the second quarter because of a heavy thunderstorm. Pittsburgh had a 13-7 lead when the game officials ordered an early start to halftime.