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The 7 Key Moments of the Wild Finish to Patriots-Steelers Game

It was the battle for AFC supremacy once again as the conference’s best two teams, the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers, faced off in Pittsburgh on Dec. 17 in their first meeting since the prior season’s AFC Championship Game back in January. The Patriots would win this game 27-24 that concluded with one of the more memorable final two minutes of a game in this regular season. Here are how events played out, in order:

1. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes 26-yard catch

2. Dion Lewis runs in it in for the Patriots touchdown

3. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski catches 2-point conversion

4. With under a minute remaining, Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster’s 69-yard reception

5. Steelers tight end Jesse James makes ten-yard touchdown catch… or so we thought

6. Officials make controversial call to overturn the Steelers touchdown


7. Patriots intercepts Steelers’ pass in the end zone to win the game


Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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