What an intense end to a game. With neither team looking like they wanted to move on to the next round, the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers traded turnovers within seconds of each other. It made the final minute of the game far more interesting, but probably a lot more salty for the loser than the winner.
With Ben Roethlisberger out due to an apparent shoulder injury late in the fourth quarter, Landry Jones took the Pittsburgh Steelers offense down by a single point. The third string quarterback couldn't get it done as he would throw into double coverage and get picked off.
With the ball at the Steelers' 26 yard line and up by a point with less than 2 minutes on the clock, a few knees at worst would have given them a chip shot field goal attempt that would have stretched the Bengals lead to 4 points. It would have forced the Steelers to drive the length of the field in under a minute to score a touchdown to win the game.
Running back Jeremy Hill and the Pittsburgh defense had something to say about it ending like that.
In a matter of 20 seconds, there was a touchdown, a 2-point conversion that lost yardage, an interception, and a fumble. That has to be some type of record, right?
With the ball back in the Steelers hands, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would make his way onto the field and drive the team down. A few personal foul penalties later and the Steelers would make their 35-yard field goal with only 14 seconds left to give them the lead and the eventual win.
The Bengals are now 0-7 in the postseason under head coach Marvin Lewis.