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Steelers Breakdown: Week 12

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An inside look at the Steelers' thrilling 31-28 escape over the Green Bay Packers Sunday night.

It took all 60 minutes to put the Packers away on Sunday night as Chris Boswell made the

Play of the Game

when he booted a Heinz Field record 53 yard kick as time expired to give the Steelers the 31-28 win.

“I knew I hit it good. It was an ugly kick, a knuckleball, but it hung in there, so that’s all that

matters. It was a long kick. It’s a difficult stadium to kick in but a lot of kickers don’t try to kick it that long [at Heinz Field],” Boswell said. “[The last second win] feels good. It shows we hang together until the very end. Everybody fought their tail off and I’m glad I did my part.”

Antonio Brown was the Player of the Game.

He had another stellar game with 10 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns. No catch was more important and more spectacular than the

Catch of the Game

The Steelers had only 17 seconds to work with to put together The Winning Drive on the first play of the drive, when from their won 30-yard line, Ben Roethlisberger threw a 23-yard sideline pass to Antonio Brown. He pulled it in at the Green Bay 47 yard line as he dragged his toes inbounds. After an official review, the catch was upheld.  On the next play, caught a 14 yard pass and ran out of bounds to the Packer 33 yard line. 

“I knew right away it was a catch. I was able to drag my feet. Ben [Roethlisberger] put it where I could make a play. It seemed like a hard catch but we practice it all the time,” Brown said. “It came down to the wire but we were able to get the win. All in all, it was a great day.”

Clutch Drive of the Game

With the game tied 21-21 early in the fourth quarter, the defense held for a three and out after a Le’Veon Bell fumble, and forced a punt. The Steelers took over at their own 32 yard line. Roethlisberger took a sack on first down and the Steelers faced a second and 20 yards. However, after a 14 yard screen pass to Bell and an 11 yard gain to Eli Rogers, the Steelers were at midfield. They converted another third down on an 11 yard Bell run to the Packer 33 yard line.

​On the next play, Roethlisberger threw a 33-yard touchdown strike to a streaking Brown down the right sideline giving the Steelers a 28-21 lead midway through the fourth quarter. The score capped a seven-play, 68-yard drive.

Co-Player of the Game

Ben Roethlisberger completed 33 passes on 45 attempts for 351 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed a

Two-point conversion

After the Steelers took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, the defense responded on the ensuing possession by stopping the Packers near midfield on third down when Stephon Tuitt sacked Brett Hundley. However, Artie Burns committed the

Bad Play of the Game

By being called for a hands-to-the-face penalty which gave the Packers a first down and the ball at the Steelers 38-yard line. Two plays later, Hundley hit Randall Cobb for a 39-yard touchdown which gave Green Bay a 7-6 lead.

“We just have to do our job,” Burns said. “We can’t say what we should have done or could have done. He just have to stop plays.”

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