Steelers take win from Packers in final seconds
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Ben Roethlisberger led a Super Bowl-like 86-yard drive in the final two minutes that ended with no time left when Mike Wallace caught a 19-yard touchdown pass as the Steelers beat Green Bay 37-36.
Wallace's catch even mimicked the one Santonio Holmes made to win Super Bowl XLIII in February.
Jeff Reed's extra point kick provided the winning margin.
The victory ended a five-game losing streak and raised the Steelers record to 7-7. Green Bay's five-game winning streak ended and the Packers are now 9-5.
Roethlisberger passed for a team-record 503 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
The winning touchdown came after Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's decision to try an onsides kick with a two-point lead and four minutes left in the game blew up in the Steelers' face.
The Packers took over at the Steelers' 39 after the botched onside kick try and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:06 left, 36-30.
Cornerback Ike Taylor touched the onsides kick attempt before it traveled 10 yards, which is illegal and gave the ball to Green Bay at the Steelers' 39. It took the Packers six plays before Aaron Rogers threw his third touchdown pass, of 24 yards to James Jones. The Packers were successful on the two-point conversion.
The Steelers took over at their 14 after a bobbled kickoff return with 2:06 left and moved 86 yards on 12 plays for the winning score.
The Steelers took a 24-14 lead into the fourth quarter of tonight's game against Green Bay at Heinz Field.
Jeff Reed kicked a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Steelers up by 10. The score came after a 14-yard touchdown pass on a screen to Rashard Mendenhall was nullified because Heath Miller blocked on it too soon, drawing a pass interference penalty.
Each team scored a touchdown in the second quarter.
Aaron Rodgers scrambled for a 14-yard touchdown to lift Green Bay into a 14-14 tie.
The Steelers responded with an 80-yard drive, capped by Ben Roethlisberger's 10-yard touchdown pass to Mewelde Moore with 26 seconds to go I the half.
The Steelers struck on their first play of the game on offense when Ben Roethlisberger threw deep to Mike Wallace for a 60-yard touchdown.
Green Bay responded with one of its own as Aaron Rodgers tossed an 83-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings, who caught it at the 50, avoided a tackle and outran the Steelers to the end zone.
Rashard Mendenhall put the Steelers back on top 14-7 with a two-yard touchdown run.
First Published December 20, 2009 5:10 pm