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Steelers take 38-31 lead late in fourth quarter

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A one-yard TD run by Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has given Pittsburgh a 38-31 lead late in the fourth quarter in Green Bay.

The touchdown came two plays after Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry was flagged for encroachment on a field goal. The penalty gave the Steelers a first down.

The Steelers’ drive started after safety Troy Polamalu forced Packers quarterback Matt Flynn to fumble with less than two minutes left. Brett Keisel recovered for Pittsburgh on the Green Bay 17.

The Packers now have the ball outside the Steelers’ 30-yard line after a long kickoff return by rookie Micah Hyde.

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37 Responses to “Steelers take 38-31 lead late in fourth quarter”
  1. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 22, 2013 7:49 PM

    Annnnnd then they give up a huge KO return. Time for their D to make a stand.

  2. thepftpoet says: Dec 22, 2013 7:51 PM

    Packers and Seahawks are the whinest fanbases in the NFL.

  3. contra74 says: Dec 22, 2013 7:52 PM

    Lol the packers lost

  4. thepftpoet says: Dec 22, 2013 7:52 PM

    ….and here come the excuses from the uneducated Packer fans

  5. taintedlombardis says: Dec 22, 2013 7:52 PM

    Flynn is not very good

  6. cags777 says: Dec 22, 2013 7:54 PM

    Steelers 38, Packers/NFL 31. Justice served.

  7. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 22, 2013 7:57 PM

    OMG, we are so divine! Playoff bound. Is this God’s team, or is this God’s team? I mean, did you see Ben’s sprint? That was something the Bible left out!

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 22, 2013 7:58 PM

    The steelers give up 31 points and barely beat backup Matt Flynn.

    LOL!!!

  9. abomb80 says: Dec 22, 2013 7:58 PM

    Fellow Wisconsinites, keep your women out of the public bathrooms. Big Ben is probably gonna feel like celebrating.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 22, 2013 8:00 PM

    Congratulations to the steelers for barely beating the Green Bay Packers backup quarterback and 22nd PASS Defense in the NFL.

    LOL!!!

  11. Stiller43 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:03 PM

    What an attrocious call on the blocked fg that somehow ended up with the packers getting the ball back.

    IF it was the right call (clark clearly had possession, so it couldnt have been), its a flat out terrible rule

  12. mintberrycrunch1 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:04 PM

    Le’Veon Bell is pretty good.

  13. kazra182 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:05 PM

    Polamalu and Keisel. Old, slow, and bound to get cut after the season. But wait….fumble and recovery at a very important point of the game? Yea boy. Go Steelers and Go Veteran Leadership!

  14. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 22, 2013 8:05 PM

    Man, there was a hold on Roethlisberger’s TD run.

  15. packhawk04 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:07 PM

    The team that deserved to win won. Good game by the steelers. Go eagles.

  16. righthereisay says: Dec 22, 2013 8:08 PM

    Waiting for the NFL’s apology on the free 7 points they gave Green Bay. Until that crap stops happening, the world will not believe the cr*p that the NFL does.

  17. usdcoyotesfan says: Dec 22, 2013 8:10 PM

    Obvious hold on Roethlisberger’s TD run. What a joke.

  18. idratherbedeadandcoldthengreenandgold says: Dec 22, 2013 8:11 PM

    Let me guess , the Packers didn’t lose , they beat themselfs and or the lost it for them.

  19. bpjensen says: Dec 22, 2013 8:20 PM

    The touchdown came two plays after Packers outside linebacker Nick Perry was flagged for encroachment on a field goal. The penalty gave the Steelers a first down.”

    Yeah, let that sink in. Only to be outdone by Flynn’s dumb at the end of the game.

  20. jr4real says: Dec 22, 2013 8:21 PM

    The Steelers should have won by 3 TDs and they aren’t very good. Packers need to get someone besides Flynn.

  21. contra74 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:24 PM

    I think it’s great there are so many teams in the playoff hunt with real meaningful games this week and next week.

    Then there are the hapless, tasteless, and soft packers.

  22. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 22, 2013 8:24 PM

    OK, we lost and we’re angry, and we’re stuck here, but so are our Packers. We can keep them here forever.

  23. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 22, 2013 8:28 PM

    It’s so nice to see Vikings fans who didn’t have anything to say about getting destroyed by a vastly superior team come on over here to show us how envious they are about everything we have.

    Also, good game steelers. The better team won.

    Remember that time when Adrian Peterson had 45 yards rushing? Let me guess: He’ll have 1,000 yards next week!

  24. cheddarisbeddar says: Dec 22, 2013 8:29 PM

    Inexcusable mistakes kept the Packers from winning this game. Credit the Steelers and the football plays they did make to win the game.

    The Packers special teams was a total joke, and has been since Slocum arrived. Hyde bailed him out with that last 70 yard return. Giving up long returns, the penalties, and Nick Perry jumping offsides in that spot are all mistakes traced back to coaching. Good riddance Slocum. I really hope you get that long overdue pink slip.

    On offense, the holding penalties killed drives. I’m convinced that Matt Flynn couldn’t deliver the ball to me if I were wide open 10 yards from him with no one else in the stadium. His arm is weak and he makes terrible reads and doesn’t trust himself enough to quickly read the defense and go through his progressions. Jordy was WIDE OPEN on that last play, but was deadlocked on Boykin from the snap. I suppose that’s the difference between what we are normally used to and a mediocre backup. And I don’t understand how you don’t secure the football on the second to last drive. All critical game situations and all improperly executed.

    BJ Raji needs to grow up before he chooses his next team this offseason. I won’t be sad to see him go. He’s been a ghost since that NFCC game in 2010.

    Anyways, there are more things that are wrong with this team than right. And it doesn’t start or end with Rodgers being out. Some deep soul searching needs to happen this offseason.

    At least the run game is there. Having Harris back will only help. Someone quick who can catch the ball out of the backfield and make the first guy miss.

    With that, GO EAGLES.

  25. 6superbowls says: Dec 22, 2013 8:30 PM

    What I want to know is if the officials on the field at this game tonight will be fined $100k for complete incompetence and not knowing the rules? How about giving that draft pick back for that BS Roger? Nope. All we’ll get is a useless apology. NFL’s a joke.

  26. trapshoot says: Dec 22, 2013 8:31 PM

    Cannot have the big penalties the Packers had and expect to win.

  27. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 22, 2013 8:34 PM

    I agree with my friend, Tokyo, the better team won. I would like to share some sushi with him. No need to bring fish, I’ll use what’s on hand when he gets here.

  28. irongershwin says: Dec 22, 2013 8:38 PM

    Anybody who went to that game got their money’s worth. One of the best regular season games I have ever seen.

  29. handsofsweed says: Dec 22, 2013 8:40 PM

    That blocked fg was incredibly messed up by the refs. Clark had possession of the ball, was on the ground and had a Packer touching him before he lateralled it anyhow. Refs botched it bad. And then the Steeler coaching staff botched it by not understanding what they could/could not challenge. Had Tomlin argued that Clark was down by contact before the lateral (which IS reviewable) he’d have easily won the challenge.

  30. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 22, 2013 8:43 PM

    Good game packers. Best of luck the rest of the way.

  31. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 22, 2013 8:48 PM

    Uhhhhh, Matt Flynn, Jordy Nelson was wide open on that last play. Not sure why your first look would be to Boykin, and not Nelson.

    Dumb play.

  32. GenXJay says: Dec 22, 2013 8:53 PM

    chalk it up to sour grapes, gbtrolls.
    even the refs helped cheese bay out w/awarding a fumble resulting in lacys td (Bell is better).
    stocks plummeted. take a hint from the depression era & find a tall building w/open windows.

  33. righthereisay says: Dec 22, 2013 8:54 PM

    No matter what changes the NFL does to challenges, if this stuff happens, the NFL will never “get it right”.

  34. gtodriver says: Dec 22, 2013 8:56 PM

    The hapless and tasreless Vikings beat these same Steelers over in London.

    What kind of team is the Packers if they lost to the Steelers at home on Lambeau Field?

    The Pack must be even more hapless and tasteless…

    Even Packer fans should be able to admit that, when they sober up- some time after the 1st of the year.

  35. jmblosser82 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:47 PM

    Rustbelt, a win is a win and that’s all that matters.

  36. halusbr33 says: Dec 22, 2013 9:56 PM

    That was a fun game…historic site, two young stud RB’s, snow, et cetera…

  37. steelcurtainn says: Dec 23, 2013 12:28 AM

    Great job steelers. They definitely deserved to win this game. Win next week and watch the other teams fall. Playoffs are possible.

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