Steelers Defeat Chargers 38-28 in Heart Thumper

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.

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One thought on “Steelers Defeat Chargers 38-28 in Heart Thumper

  1. Ya know, some people may be upset by being paraphrased by Chris Collinsworth…I am not one of those people.

    That’s what I like about Collinsworth though, he’ll call a spade a spade. Another issue we need to discuss is the fact San Diego was having a bitch of a time stopping the run before the Steelers game anyway. Pittsburgh’s game plan clearly was to run Mendenhall until his tongue was collecting the loose sod on the ground because…they can’t stop the run.

    Neither can Detroit, and Cleveland can’t stop anything (but they can kick LeBron’s friends’ asses), so run Mendenhall to two more victories, but Ben better be ready to beat Minnesota.

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