It took a last-minute comeback, but the Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up the AFC North on Sunday.
Antonio Brown extended the ball over the goal line on a 4-yard touchdown catch with nine seconds remaining to power Pittsburgh to a 31-27 comeback win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, who were eliminated from postseason contention with the loss.
Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk’s 10-yard touchdown run with 1:18 gave Baltimore a 27-24 lead with 1:18 left before Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers 75 yards on 10 plays on the game-winning drive.
“Right before we went out, we said, ‘Let’s get the game-winning touchdown and get out of here,’ ” Brown told reporters after the game.
Le’Veon Bell scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally Pittsubrgh back to a 24-20 lead before Juszczyk’s big play.
Two third-quarter interceptions by Roethlisberger put the Steelers in a 20-10 hole with 14 minutes remaining. But Bell helped wake the offense from its sluggish spell, scoring on a 7-yard run and then a 7-yard reception to recapture the lead.
“We showed some resolve,” Roethlisberger told reporters. “That showed some fight, no quit. You never heard anything from the defense (after the second interception), you never saw them get down. … We can only stick together.”
Bell finished with 137 total yards and the two scores after being held to a season-low 32 rushing yards and 70 total in the previous meeting against the Ravens. Roethlisberger completed 24 of 33 passes for 279 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Pittsburgh closes out its regular season Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, while Baltimore finishes at the Cincinnati Bengals.
SOURCE: USA TODAY Sports