It’s rare when a 97-yard touchdown isn’t the most impressive thing a team does in the span of two minutes.
But that’s what the Steelers just did, turning the tide on the Lions in the third quarter.
While JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s long touchdown gave them a 20-12 lead, it was the job their defense did giving him the chance that might define this one.
The Steelers stood up the Lions after a long drive, holding them on a fourth-and-goal attempt from the 1-yard line, after Detroit’s third-down attempt went wrong on a number of levels.
That left them short-handed for the next play, and quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked, killing a chance to take the lead.
With Smith-Schuster sprinted away moments later, it had to leave the Lions wondering why they didn’t take the easy field goal, which would have been their fifth of the night.