Boswell's 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals 24-20
Dec 19 2016
Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers fans bundle up as they courageous the cold in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday in Cincinnati. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell suffered a torn MCL in November 2015 on a hit by Burfict but reportedly had made amends.
And you thought last year's meltdown by the Bengals was epic.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 286 yards including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers with seven minutes remaining as the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied for a 24-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Roethlisberger, inside two-minutes, moved the ball into Chris Boswell's field goal range, and the placekicker nailed his second 49-yard field goal, and third of the game to cut the lead 20-9 heading into halftime. He returned to practice on a limited basis last week and hopes to play in one of the two final games.
The Steelers (9-5) will win the division and clinch a first-round playoff game with a win on Christmas night at Heinz Field against the Ravens.
Stephon Tuitt's face mask on the a third-and-7 on the opening series gave the Bengals a first down that they eventually turned into a Randy Bullock field goal and a 3-0 lead.
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell, right, kicks a field goal alongside punter Jordan Berry (4) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Cincinnati.
The Steelers lost to the Ravens 21-14 on November 6 in Baltimore.
For the Steelers, one touchdown was enough.
It was a possible 14-point swing that the Steelers had to try to battle back from the entire game. A 44-yard kickoff return by Sammie Coates set up Boswell's 45-yard field goal to tie the score 3-3.