The Pittsburgh Steelers entered today’s game against the Oakland Raiders on a two-game winning streak and riding high after a big win over the division rival Baltimore Ravens. However, it didn’t start off well for the Steelers as they watched Terrelle Pryor scamper 93-yards down the field for the touchdown to give Oakland an early lead.
From there, it was all downhill for the Steelers who were unable to get their offense rolling.
However, late in the game, the Raiders offense was horrendous and it kept the Steelers in the game. We ended up watching the Raiders put up three-and-outs and the Steelers turning the ball back over, but we still ended up with a wild finish.
With under two minutes to go, the Steelers had an opportunity to pull within one score.
Roethlisberger failed to give up on a play and tossed an interception in the endzone, but a defensive holding call kept the Steelers hopes alive. On the very next play, Le’Veon Bell took the ball right up the gut to pull within five points.
Pittsburgh used a tricky reverse-pass option that Emmanuel Sanders was able to convert in order to pull within three with a minute and a half to go. When you looked at the scoreboard, you couldn’t help but to think what would have been if Shaun Suisham didn’t fail to convert to field goals that were less than 35-yards.
The Steelers lined up for an onside kick, but the Raiders were able to field the kick and hang on to possession.
Oakland’s offense failed to convert a first-down, so Pittsburgh was able to get the ball back one final time, but they had no time to make anything happen and the Raiders were able to edge Pittsburgh by a field goal for the second straight year.