STEELERS: 4th Quarter Comeback Locks Up AFC North

It would take the better part of the morning to tell recap all nine touchdowns and five field goals from last night’s incredible AFC North tilt between the Ravens and Steelers in Pittsburgh.

But it suffices to say, by the time the Steelers Chris Boswell made his 46-yard field goal with 42- seconds left to lift the Steelers to a 39-38 win, most people had lost count of them.

The game started out slow enough considering the games only score in the first 17 minutes of play came when running back Le’Veon Bell turned a short pass from Ben Roethlisberger into a 20-yard TD. 

But then the teams traded a pair of TD’s each in the second quarter before Boswell hit a 43-yard field goal in the final second to send the teams into the locker room with Pittsburgh leading 20-14

But the third quarter was all Baltimore, as the Ravens scored 17 unanswered points on capped by a Patrick Ricard 6-yard TD pass from Joe Flacco sending the Steelers into the final quarter trailing 31-20. 

That’s when Roethlisberger—who threw for 506 yards—marking the first time any QB in NFL history topped 500 yards passing three times—really shined—leading his Steelers on four consecutive scoring drives-including the final—a ten-play 55-yard drive to set up Boswell’s game winner.

Then it was up to the Steelers defense—most of whom were wearing customized cleats featuring teammate Ryan Shazier’s image and the hashtag #Shalieve on them—to step up and shut down the Ravens.

And they did just that— strip-sacking Flacco in the final play of the game as the clock ran out giving the Steelers their eighth straight win and their third AFC North title in four years. 

Source: ESPN

 

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