Steelers get late touchdown to pull out 13-10 victory over Raiders

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There was no Immaculate Reception, but there was a comeback for the Steelers.

George Pickens caught a 14-yard pass from Kenny Pickett with 46 seconds left, delivering the Steelers an unexpected 13-10 victory.

The Steelers moved to 7-8 to remain alive in the playoff race. In blowing another fourth quarter lead, the Raiders fell to 6-9 and still can be eliminated this weekend if the Dolphins or Chargers win.

Pittsburgh was its own worst enemy all night as Chris Boswell missed field goals of 43 and 52 yards, and Pickett threw an interception.

The Steelers did not take a red zone snap until 1:05 left in the game, which came on their game-winning, 76-yard drive. They converted a fourth-and-one on a quarterback sneak by Pickett before he threw the touchdown to Pickens on the next play.

The Raiders got the ball back at the Pittsburgh 29 with 43 seconds left and all three timeouts. But Cameron Sutton all but sealed it with 29 seconds remaining, making the Steelers’ third interception of Derek Carr in the second half.

The game was a tribute to Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris, who died earlier this week. The Steelers went ahead with the retirement of Harris’ No. 32 and the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception.

But it was more somber than festive.

It was the same with the game for the home team until the final minute.

The teams combined for 23 points, 551 yards, four turnovers, four dropped passes, eight punts and two missed field goals in a game that matched the bitter cold.

Pickett was 26-of-39 for 244 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and Najee Harris ran for 53 yards on 16 carries.

Carr went 16-of-30 for 174 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. Davante Adams caught only two passes for 15 yards, while Darren Waller had four receptions for 58 yards and Hunter Renfrow four for 52 and a touchdown. Josh Jacobs ran for 44 yards on 15 carries.

15 responses to “Steelers get late touchdown to pull out 13-10 victory over Raiders

  1. I see why the Raiders have gone through 5 different head coaches in Derek Carr’s 9 year career… the guy is horrible. Nobody will ever win with him.

  2. Mcdaniels is the worst playcaller of all time, the predictability of the playcalling when you have your full complement of players is pathetic, If Jakob is on the field they know youre gonna run it, howbout run it outta 2 TEs for once. Hes obsessed with these terrible double reverses and over use of layered route concepts. Its amateur, Trade him for Payton please. It just makes Dereks one terrible throw (the davante miss was bad too)at the end of the game that much worse.

  3. I’ve never seen a team or fan base carry so much emotional baggage as the Raiders. The team is a walking tragedy of untapped potential. Josh Daniels is the epitome of an entitled coach in that he didn’t really earn this job by his previous coaching record. It was simply by reputation as an OC. But if you are going to be the Raiders coach, you need to have some serious swagger. Jon Gruden unfortunately had too much and Jack del Rio didn’t get a fair shot. Dennis Allen was too young. If you’re not a genius, you have to lead men with some kind of internal swagger. Derek Carr used to have some, but seems broken now. I think this Raider ship has sunk.

  4. The thing to me that is most telling about this game — Carr gets outplayed by a rookie. All the Raiders needed to win the game as the clock wound down was a first down, maybe two at the end. We had Carr, who we hear is a top-tier QB, and Davante Adams who has been playing his entire career in foul weather Green Bay — and they can’t get the first down to seal the victory. Come on.

  5. The Steelers are keeping it exciting for the fans who prefer winning to tanking for a better draft pick. Good job. We appreciate it!

  6. Great win for a class man who wore jersey 32. Godel and his NFL Network no class at all. Going to commercial during the tribute to Franco was unconscionable.

  7. No way the Raiders were going to win this game (NFL crooks). How convenient they beat the spready by 1 point.

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