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Injury-depleted Steelers shut out Seahawks 21-0

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PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't have their two best defensive players, their two starting wide receivers or much offense for the first half, yet they had enough to beat the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, 21-0.

Ben Roethlisberger led three successive lengthy touchdown drives, and Pittsburgh's undermanned defense dominated Seattle.

It wasn't quite a replay of the Steelers' 21-10 win over Seattle in the February 2006 Super Bowl, except for Pittsburgh's ability to prevent any big plays by Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and running back Shaun Alexander.

Hasselbeck was repeatedly forced to throw with a pass rusher in his face and also without top receiver Deion Branch for most of the game.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)