The Pittsburgh Steelers went back and forth all Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, but they were lucky that wide receiver Antonio Brown is on their side.
The Packers tied the game at 28-28 just before the two-minute warning off of a huge drive led by backup quarterback Brett Hundley. On the next drive the Steelers had to punt, but their defense held firm and gave the offense one more shot with 17 seconds remaining.
On the first play quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass to Brown on the sideline that will be in the running for catch of the year. Brown made the catch between two Packers’ defenders, somehow instantly secured the ball, and dragged both feet with no room for error.
ANTONIO BROWN IS NOT HUMAN.
— NFL (@NFL) November 27, 2017
Brown’s catch was good for a 23-yard gain that put the Steelers in Packers’ territory. Roethlisberger completed a pass to Brown on the very next play for a 14-yard gain.
The following play did not go as planned, a completion to running back Le’Veon Bell that lost yardage. However, kicker Chris Boswell tied a Heinz Field record with a 53-yard field goal to win the game as time expired.
In a game in which the Steelers made a ton of mistakes to keep the Packers in the game, the player who was always looking for the finishing blow was Brown. He caught 10 passes for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns.
That win brings the Steelers’ record to 9-2 on the season, tied with the New England Patriots for best in the AFC.
Yes, the Steelers were sloppy against the Packers, but they also showed that they have plenty of elite talent — always a difficult matchup for any opponent when the game is on the line.