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In the case of the Steelers losing money for the fourth consecutive time, and all common factors (including falling passes, short yard errors and few first-half offenses), a Christmas miracle occurred at Heinz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Steelers trailed by 17 points and looked as lifeless as a holiday tree without water. The Steelers defeated the Indianapolis Colts 28-24 in the final 1
This victory not only broke the three-game losing streak, but also won the AFC North Division title in the final, and won at least the third seed. This is Steele’s season finals in Cleveland next weekend.
This is the fourth time in the history of the Steelers to overcome a 17-point deficit. In the franchise history, they also came back from a deficit of 18 points and a deficit of 21 times.
In the third quarter, the Steelers trailed 24-7 and failed to score a start and goal from the Colts 1 team in the first game of the second half.
In the second drive, Roethlisberger immediately attacked Diantae Johnson with a 39-yard touchdown, and the Steelers’ offense suddenly springed up like mushrooms. Roethlisberger then passed the touchdown to Eric Ebron and JuJu Smith-Schuster in the next two series, giving the Steelers the first lead with 7:38 remaining.
After giving up three touchdowns against the Colts and 39-year-old quarterback Philip Rivers in the first half, the Steelers’ defense declined after a field goal against Indianapolis in the first game of the third quarter. And did not give up any points.
Roethlisberger completed 34 of 49 goals for a total of 342 yards. Smith-Schuster had 9 catches for 96 yards and touchdowns. Johnson scored 8 times for 75 yards (8 yards).
Rivers scored 270 yards under 22 of 35 yards, one touchdown and two turnovers-one interception and one defeat.
The Colts kicked off in the first game of the second half and walked 65 yards in 10 games, leading 24-7 on a 28-yard field goal by Rodrigo Blankenship.
Just like in Cincinnati the previous week, the Steelers showed a second-half fire. They moved from the 20-year-old Colts to Colts No. 1, where they scored a starting goal. Benny Snell lost yards in his run. Ebron’s pass behind the end zone was knocked down. Chase Claypool threw a pass from the goal line for the penultimate time, and guard TJ Carrie deviated from James Washington’s pass in the penalty area.
The Steelers forced the punt and hit the ball back on Colts 39. Rosliberg shot the ball into the end zone in the first game, and Johnson made a dive to pull the Steelers to 24-14 with 3:16 left in the quarter.
In the first game of the first quarter, Ebron’s 5-yard touchdown pass made him 24-21, completing a 74-yard offense, which was the help of the Colts’ two pass interference penalties. Ebron’s touchdown occurred immediately after TJ Carrie was fined 21 yards for interfering with Johnson.
Cameron Heyward’s sacks forced the pan, and the Steelers moved 84 yards in 10 games, passing a 25-yard touchdown pass to Smith Schuster in Ros Lesberg Leading 28-24 with 7:38 in the game. Roethlisberger completed 6 of 8 passes for 69 yards.
When Rivers made a deep pass, Indianapolis (Diana) had 47:05 left. He overthrew everyone, but slot player Mike Hilton intercepted him at the Steelers.
The Steelers first fell twice and then kicked the ball back to the Colts. The Colts took over the Colts with a score of 15:2 and the remaining 2:16. Steve Nelson was asked for fourth and fifth pass interference, which allowed the Colts to fall for the first time in the Indianapolis 40 with 1:50 remaining. TY Hilton’s third drop finished scoring 21 yards, but the Colts were no closer than Steelers No. 33 and turned the ball over with 1:14 remaining.
The Colts erected for 217 yards in the first half and made three touchdowns, two of which were on a 70-yard drive or more, leading 21-7 into the locker room. The Steelers had 51 yards in the half, until three passes in the last 14 seconds expanded the total to 93 yards. Including 7 times four yards.
This happened a week after the Steelers had 40 yards and two first drops in the opening half of the Cincinnati game.
In the first quarter held to 25 yards and two first drops, the Steelers only need to go for a three-yard touchdown, with 7:7 and 13:47 remaining in the second quarter.
TJ Watt’s striptease performance on the river forced Hilton to dig up an idiot on the 24th in Indianapolis and was sent back 21 yards.
The Steelers found the end zone in James Conner’s 1-yard pace, taking 3 cracks and 1 free throw.
The Colts consumed 7:12 with an 85-yard touchdown drive in 12 games, ending with a 1-yard touchdown by Jonathan Taylor.
After another three shots, the Colts replaced Steelers 43 after a 22-yard punt return and a 10-yard free throw. This time, the Colts need only two games to increase their lead to 21-7.
The river speeded up the pace, avoided the rush of passing, and saved Zach Pascal deep into the midsole. Joe Haden was late for a report on the 42-yard touchdown.
Taylor’s first touchdown broke out in the middle six yards of the opening game in Indianapolis, which marked the first time the Steelers defenders gave up their first-round touchdown this season.
Joe Rutter is a review writer for the Tribune. You can contact Joe via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter.
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