The Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat the Miami Dolphins 23-22 in a Bizarre Finish

The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to 5-1 with a nail-biting win on the road against a tough Miami Dolphins team.  The game ended on a bizarre ruling that will unfortunately be discussed  more than the good game that took place by both sides.  Late in the 4th quarter, trailing by 2 points the Steelers were facing a 3rd and goal from around the 4 yard line.  Ben dropped back on what appeared to be a delayed QB sneak.  He took off for the endzone and met two defenders and a ball-jarring hit at the goal line.  The ball came loose, but the whistle sounded and the play was ruled a touchdown.

The Dolphins challenged the call and the replays showed that Ben Roethlisberger clearly fumbled the ball before he crossed the goal line.  However, the refs could not determine who recovered the ball before the whistle blew.  Therefore, within the rules the refs could not award Miami the ball, but they did overturn the touchdown call.  That gave the Steelers a chance to kick the field goal on 4th and goal to take the lead and eventually the win.  Bizarre, but a win is a win is a win.

More from Bean and myself to come later.

Go Steelers! 5-1!

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