Chris Boswell was certainly one of the heroes in the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Oakland Raiders today, November 8. The game, which was played at Heinz Field, ended with Boswell’s winning 18-yard field goal which had the Steelers winning 38-35.
It was a scoring race between the Raiders and the Steelers. The Raiders struck first in the fourth quarter when quarterback Derek Carr connected with receiver Michael Crabtree on a 22-yard pass. The Steelers had their first points up on the board in the first quarter when Chris Boswell converted a 34-yard field goal.
The second quarter had it’s shining moments from Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams scored twice in the second quarter, both being on three yard runs. Williams finished off the day with 27 carries for 170 yards. The Steelers also scored again in the second quarter off a 38-yard field goal. The Raiders also got a score from their star rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper, as he caught a 15-yard pass from Carr. The Raiders got the only points of the third quarter with a touchdown from Clive Walford, a tight end.
The fourth quarter was where the real drama began. Martavis Bryant, who seemed to be off for the most of the game, did manage to grab a 14-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger also connected on a four yard touchdown pass to tight end Jesse James. The Raiders got their points in the fourth quarter from Derek Carr touchdown passes to Jamize Olawale and Michael Crabtree. However, the final point of the game came from Chris Boswell’s winning 18-yard field goal that sealed the deal for the Steelers.
As mentioned, there was drama scoring wise for both teams in the fourth quarter. However, the Steelers also experienced a different kind of drama. Just a week after losing running back Le’Veon Bell to a season ending injury, the Steelers also lost another significant player.
Playing his second game since his sprained MCL injury, Ben Roethlisberger fell to a left foot injury midway through the fourth quarter. Roethlisberger hobbled off the field with help from his teammates and was then carted off the field. According to the Steelers, he left the game and went to a nearby hospital to receive further treatment. Also according to head coach Mike Tomlin, Big Ben will be going for a MRI scan on Monday.
Next up, the Steelers will face rival the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field next Sunday. The Steelers will start Landry Jones at quarterback if Big Ben is unable to go, since other backup quarterback, Michael Vick, is sidelined with a hamstring injury. The Browns, who are 2-7, are also having quarterback issues of their own with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel.
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