Pittsburgh Withstands Chicago’s Late Push, Take Home Victory (29-27)
Well, that got interesting quickly. The Pittsburgh Steelers narrowly survived a late-game surge against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football to improve to 6-3 on the season in a game that came down to the last second.
The Nail Biting Final Quarter
Despite Pittsburgh heading into the fourth quarter up 20-6 and leading 23-13 with just six minutes left, the Bears turned it on late, scoring off of a fumbled punt return followed by a 16-yard touchdown pass by rookie QB Justin Fields with 1:46 left to put Chicago up 27-26. Ben Roethlisberger then marched the Steelers down the field on a 52-yard drive in 7 plays to get into striking distance for Chris Boswell who hit the 40-yard field goal to take the lead back with just 26 seconds remaining. The Bears then made one final push, only to come up short as Cairo Santos missed the 65-yard game-winning attempt as time expired.
Fields (CHI): 17/29, 291 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Roethlisberger (PIT): 21/30, 205 yards, 2 TDs
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