Pittsburgh Kicker Chris Boswell’s first kick was as terrible as his last kick was INCREDIBLE!
In a game that many felt would be a Steelers blowout (at least Vegas sure did) as the Steelers went into last night’s game as two touchdown favorites over the Packers came down to the final play—a 53-yard field goal by Boswell which gave the Steelers the 31-28 victory.
A come from behind victory no less.
The Steelers scored on their opening drive when Ben Roethlisberger connected for his first of four TDs, hitting Xavier Gamble on—sorry Le’Veon Bell fantasy owners—a one-yard TD pass before Boswell missed the extra point.
But then it was Green bay jumping out to a 14-6 lead when they scored TD’s on consecutive drives. First it was a 39-yard strike from Brett Hundley to Randall Cobb and, after Roethlisberger was intercepted three plays later, Packers running back Jamaal Williams took a screen from Hundley and turned it into a 54-yard TD.
The teams traded scores the rest of the way with Big Ben finding his favorite target Antonio Brown ten times for 169 yards with two of those passes going for TD’s but Hundley and the Packers kept answering.
In fact, Williams would actually score just before the tow minute warning to tie the game at 28 apiece.
But the Packers had one last drive and, with just 17 seconds left, Roethlisberger found Brown on consecutive plays of 23 and 14 yards to move his team to the Packer 33 setting up Boswell’s game winner.