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Monday, January 16, 2006

The Pittsburgh Steelers Make History The Hard Way!

With a swarming defense that wouldn't allow the high powered Colts offense get in gear for three quarters, the Pittsburgh Steelers were poised to be the first 6th seed in NFL history to go to an AFC championship game. Then in the final 5 minutes of the 4th quarter it got crazy! The Steelers were up 21-10 when an apparent interception by Troy Polamalu was overturned on a controversial call by the officials. That allowed Peyton Manning to drive the Colts to a touchdown and add a 2 point coversion to make the score 21-18. Within the final two minutes the Steelers defense sacked Manning inside the two and was ready to put the game on ice with another touchdown. All they needed to do was let "the Bus" pound it in and it was on to Denver to play for a spot in the Super Bowl. It didn't seem all that risky. Jerome Bettis hadn't lost a fumble since December 7th, 2003. But, then it happened as Bettis ran to the one yard line a defenders helmet hit square on the ball. The ball was picked up by the Colts Nick Harper with only one man to beat to the endzone, Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers quarterback made a game saving tackle by grabbing the ankle of Parker. The Colts were able to get into field goal range with seconds left, which would put the game into overtime. The most accurate kicker in NFL history missed the 46 yard field goal and the rest is history. Get the rest of the story. That's Pittsburgh Steelers news.

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