The Bengals appeared to be on their way to ending the long playoff win drought after falling behind 15-0. After Ben Roethlisberger went out, the Bengals came back to take a later 16-15 lead, then Vontaze Burfict got an interception, and ran all the way to the other end of the field.
But Jeremy Hill fumbled inside the two-minute warning, giving Pittsburgh another chance. Ben Roethlisberger came on the field in his Willis Reed moment, threw short passes to get to mid-field, and then, tried to get a ball to Antonio Brown at the edge of field goal range.
The pass was already incomplete when Burfict again pushed the boundaries and delivered a shot to Antonio Brown’s head that rightfully drew flags, and left Brown on the turf. Then, Adam Jones was penalized for bumping an official during the aftermath, which set Pittsburgh up for a shorter field goal for the win.