If nothing else, the 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers do not lack a flair for the dramatic.
They prevailed 38-28 tonight over the San Diego Chargers in a game they were once winning 28-0. But the Chargers clawed their way back into the game with smart offensive play and opportunistic special teams, and with a little over 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, had evened the game to 35-28.
But Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense showed their resiliency, Jeff Reed hung tough for a game-sealing field goal, and James Harrison came up big when he had to.
The victory brings the Steelers to 2-2, and one game behind the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North.
It is already 1:00 am here in my part of the world. Check back tomorrow for Steel Curtain Rising’s full analysis.