Yesterday, Sunday December 23rd the Steelers played the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. The Bengals started off strong, but the Steelers tied the game with a field goal during the third quarter. However, that was not enough to win the game. The Bengals scored a 43 yard field goal with only 8 seconds remaining, winning the game. The final score was 13-10.
During the game, the Bengals sacked Ben Roethlisberger four times which only let the Steelers complete 2 of 14 third downs. The Steelers had a chance to run out the clock and take the game into overtime, but they decided to try and make a play. On the second down at the Pittsburgh 29, Roethlisberger threw the ball to Wallace but the ball went right over his head and was caught by the Bengal’s Reggie Nelson. This interception was pretty much the end of the game for the Steelers.
After all of their hard work, the Steelers are now eliminated from postseason. The team fought to stay in as long as they could, but they just weren’t able to pull it together this year. The team ended with a record of 7-8.
Next week on December 30th, the Steelers play the Cleveland Browns for the regular-season finale at Heinz Field. Tight end, Heath Miller will not be playing in this game due to a torn ACL in his right knee. Miller has been a huge asset to the team this season, but they will have to make due without him. The Pittsburgh Steelers need to win this game in order to avoid the first losing season in Coach Mike Tomlin’s six-year tenure. This game will be broadcast on CBS at 1PM.