Across many sports talk shows today, the Steelers were a big focal point, but it was not because of the comeback that they almost had rather a celebration that occurred at the wrong
time. The Steelers trailed the Vikings by 29 points in the third quarter.
Ben Roethlisberger nearly completed a remarkable comeback that started with Najee Harris Harris at a receiving touchdown and rushing with 97 yards last night.
Trailing 2914, James Washington reeled in this 30 yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to make it a two score game.
Though the Steelers failed the two point conversion set with four minutes, Pat Freiermuth scored his seventh touchdown, making it one score game.
Then here’s the play that everyone was talking about. Steelers have no timeouts remaining under a minute to play.
Chase Claypool converts on the fourth and one, but then decided to celebrate wasting several valuable seconds on the clock.
Here it is, right in here. Steelers had a chance in the final seconds to tie the game. That’s when they could have used those few extra seconds.
Overall, the Vikings won 36 to 28. When asked about the celebration afterwards, Claypool defended his action.
“I’ll be better. I got a tackle near the hash, did my little first round point and went to hand the ball to the ref for the.
He had just got there, right? So even if I got right up and look for him wasn’t there. So he ran down the field to come get the ball and the ball got knocked out of my hands.
That’s what cost this time.
But I definitely do have to be better. I knew the situation. I knew, you know, I know I’m near the hash. I know the ball is placed on the hash, but I got to be better. And if the ball
shouldn’t get knocked off, my hands should be.”
“I can be funny. It’s not really my job and that’s to me that goes up to coach Tomlin. Well, that’s what he needs to do. That’s his job as as the head coach is not as the quarterback.
It’s my job to help manage what we do on the field and getting first downs and trying to score. Doing player issues and whatever else you want to say. That’s that’s the coach’s job,
The Steelers had a short turnaround this past week, but now they’re going to get a much needed break. Pittsburgh will host Tennessee next Sunday.
It’s December 19th at 1:00 p.m. Those ten days will get T.J. one time to heal from the groin injury.