Byron Leftwich shocks the world with 31-yard TD run


Sadly for Al Michaels, Jack Buck beat him to the punch on “I don’t believe what I just saw.”

The Steelers opened Sunday Night Football in the most amazing way possible, with quarterback Byron Leftwich running 31 yards for a touchdown.

The Ravens seemed as shocked as Leftwich that he kept running, until he ended up in the end zone for a 7-0 lead. It was the longest run of the 32-year-old Leftwich’s career.

Leftwich wasn’t mobile when he was young, and wasn’t supposed to be able to do the kind of things a healthy Ben Roethlisberger does.

But he just did.

He appears to have hurt his right shoulder, but he’s still in the game. Maybe he’s just going to run spread option.

14 responses to “Byron Leftwich shocks the world with 31-yard TD run

  1. When will you people wake up and realize roethlessberger is not the reason this team is good, he merely creates problems he has to dig the team out of.

  2. Leftwich is looking sluggish and winded. Has he been keeping up his training while on the bench?

  3. I’ll always remember him at marshall with that broken ankle, being carried by his linemen, leading his team for the win. Toughness and heart…

  4. acmepackers says:
    Nov 18, 2012 9:02 PM
    Nice play by Leftwich. Tough to watch those throwbacks in HD. Brutal.

    Throwbacks? I think they are throwups.

  5. @magicbucs

    That was one of my favorite moments in sports. His team actually ended up losing that game though.

  6. cometkazie says:
    Nov 18, 2012 8:59 PM
    Those gawdawful bumblebee uniforms befuddled the defenders.


    My eyes just keep getting drawn to those stripes! I can’t follow the game while they wear those uniforms. Great idea to distract your opponent!

  7. My Ravens won on style points. OK, the throw-up….I mean throw-back unis are supposed to generate revenue, I suppose,by people stampeding to buy them……..I doubt it in this case.

  8. Maybe he ran for 31 yards. He didn’t pass for that many. Charlie Batch should have been in that game in the 4th quarter. Whether he hurt his shoulder or not, he’s done as a passer. Pitiful throws for a NFL signal caller. If the Steelers want to stick around in the playoff race, they better make a change..

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