5 most insane Wild Card weekend games in Steelers history
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers nearly squandered a double-digit, fourth-quarter lead against the Cincinnati Bengals
Once again, we find ourselves talking about a Wild Card game, on the road, against the Cincinnati Bengals. After finishing the 2015 season with a record of ten wins and six losses, the Steelers traveled to Cincinnati to face our Division rival.
To say that we completely dominated this game for three quarters would be an understatement. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Steelers were enjoying a fifteen-point lead, until the ‘wheels fell off of the wagon’. The Bengals would go on to score the next sixteen points to take a one-point lead late in the game.
The two plays I vividly remember from this game are the two plays that, in my opinion, changed not only the trajectory of the game but the outcome of the game. After the Bengals intercepted a pass late the fourth quarter, I turned off the television to try to get the ‘mojo’ back.
True to form, Ryan Shazier caused a fumble that we recovered deep in our territory. Marching down the field, the Bengals were called for a personal foul on an incomplete pass that set up our game-winning FG. That was truly an insane ending to a nail-bitter.
Let’s see what game came in at number three.