Steelers lose to Lions 3-2 in OT

LONDON — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for a career-high 329 yards and a touchdown in a 35-34 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Pittsburgh (4-4) lost its fifth straight to the Lions and extended its losing streak to three games.

The Steelers have lost three straight games to the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens.

The Lions (5-4-1) have won three straight and are in last place in the NFC North.

Lions cornerback Tramon Williams had a game-high four interceptions and defensive end Calvin Pace had five tackles for a loss.

Both teams had the ball for only one minute and 13 seconds in the first half.

Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes in the game and had the Steelers on their heels for most of the first quarter.

He led the Steelers to a 21-0 lead before the Lions took control.

Roothlisberger finished with a career best 266 yards passing, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the third quarter.

The third quarter started with Roethls throw to Antonio Brown, who went 22 yards for a touchdown.

Roohlisberger then threw two touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins and Martavis Bryant to make it a 17-6 lead.

Roehlisberger led the Lions to a 10-0 halftime lead.

He then threw an incomplete pass to Dez Bryant on third-and-10, a 15-yard touchdown pass to Markus Wheaton and another touchdown pass for a 17.8-point lead.

Detroit had its two leading receivers, Mike Wallace and Tavon Wilson, suspended for a combined 20 games after they were arrested in February.

Wallace has missed the last three games with a torn ligament in his right knee.

Wilson is out for the season.

Both players were arrested for allegedly stealing a car and drugs.

Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that he was disappointed in his team’s performance.

The two-time defending Super Bowl champions are 6-2 against the Lions this season.

The NFL fined Roethliaberger $3,000 Saturday for targeting the legs of safety Tavon Young, who also was suspended for the first four games of the season because of his suspension.

Steelers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked three times and had five sacks, including a fumble recovery, in the loss.

Detroit, which has lost five straight and 10 of 11, is playing with four starters out for at least three weeks.

Safety Tavon Walker was inactive with a left knee injury and receiver Mike Wallace was held out with a hamstring injury.

Wallace and Wallace Jr. both had four catches for 36 yards for Detroit.

He had his first career 100-yard receiving game.

Detroit has won seven of its last eight games.

After the game, the Steelers were asked if the Lions had the NFL’s most-disciplined defense.

They said, “Yes, they did.”

They also said it was difficult for them to play in front of the crowd of 27,624.

“You have to make plays and we were able to do that.

We did not make too many mistakes, but we didn’t do a great job of getting the football in our hands,” Wallace said.

“We made some plays that were big plays.

I just had to make sure that we got a few more big plays down the field.”

The Lions went on to win their third straight and the second game in a row to snap the losing streak.