STEELERS WIN! 20-17 in OT to Advance to AFC Championship Game!
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ greatest season since the 1970s was all but lost, Ben Roethlisberger’s unbeaten rookie streak seemed to be over. Then Doug Brien missed the biggest kick he’ll likely ever try.
Jeff Reed did what Brien couldn’t do — make a game-winning field goal — and the Steelers somehow beat the New York Jets 20-17 on Saturday in a remarkable overtime playoff game filled with wild swings in momentum and emotion.
Roethlisberger overcame two huge interceptions — one for a touchdown and another that appeared to doom the Steelers late in the fourth quarter — to lead a decisive drive that began at their own 13 and sent Pittsburgh to next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at home against New England or Indianapolis.
Next game: Colts or Patriots at Steelers — 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS Jan 23, 2005
my recap will come in the morning