The Cincinnati Bengals-Pittsburgh Steelers game was pure chaos, and Twitter users reacted in kind.
For those of you thinking that the first slate of games on Week 1 Sunday was boring, don’t you feel wrong now. The fourth quarter of the games was epic and intense. But no game was as chaotic as the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cincinnati Bengals game.
The Bengals seemingly were headed to a comeback victory after touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase. But, Evan McPherson’s extra point attempt was blocked by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to force overtime.
Pittsburgh picked up the 23-20 win after a 53-yard field goal attempt by Chris Boswell was successful in the closing seconds of overtime.
Steelers beat Bengals in chaotic overtime: Best memes, tweets
Twitter users reacted to what to the mess that was the final minutes of regulation and the entirety of overtime. That, and there was feedback from wome who were trying to watch the Kansas City Chiefs-Arizona Cardinals game, but could not since CBS was still airing Bengals vs. Steelers!
McPherson had the chance to hit a game-winning, 29-yard field goal with three minutes remaining in overtime. Instead, the snap was bad and McPherson’s kick sailed wide left to continue overtime.
The Steelers then marched down the field on their own, and looked to be in prime position to secure the victory. All they needed to happen was for Chris Boswell to 55-yard field goal attempt. The kick sailed, and then made a left turn to doink off of the goal post.
But, it was Boswell who had his redemption arc fulfilled, as he was able to make a 53-yard field goal in the final seconds of overtime to pick up the win.
The news was not all good for the Steelers, as star pass rusher TJ Watt left in the fourth quarter after attempting to sack quarterback Joe Burrow. Watt walked to the sideline and pointed to his left armpit, appearing to mouth the words “I tore my pec.”
According to ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter., the Steelers believe that Watt tore his pec, and will undergo scans on Monday.
It was not a smoothly-played game, but the Steelers get their first victory of the season at the expense of the Bengals. As for Cincinnati, they will look back on how they almost had the game won on numerous occasions.