Jeremy Hill’s fumble with 1:36 remaining in the 4th quarter opened the door for the Pittsburgh Steelers to stage an improbable playoff victory. CBS cameras captured a few shots of the running back getting emotional on the sidelines as the final drive played out. In the moment, it was clear to all viewers that Hill was struggling to keep things under control as the game slipped away.
Footage from Showtime’s Inside the NFL helps paint a more thorough picture of the hell Hill was experiencing. It caused him to run back and forth moaning like a wounded animal. It’s a tough watch for anyone who isn’t deriving some pleasure from the Bengals’ meltdown.
There’s no debating the authenticity of Hill’s emotions. Even a keen observer of the human condition like Pacman Jones would agree his teammate wasn’t hamming it up for a Grammy.