Steelers earn costly win over Bengals
Cincinnati.- Chris Boswell scored 53 yards without time in the overtime clock and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame an injury to TJ Watt late in the fourth quarter to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a presentation season inconsistent for both teams.
Watt had one of four interceptions from Joe Burrow, who rebounded from a poor start and led Cincinnati from a 17-6 halftime deficit. His 6-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase tied the score at 20 with 2 seconds left in regulation, but the game went into overtime after Minkah Fitzpatrick blocked Evan McPherson’s extra run attempt .
McPherson and Boswell missed potentially game-winning field goals in overtime before Pittsburgh quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed passes for 9, 26 and 10 yards in the final 56 seconds to set the table for Boswell.
Watt, the Defensive Player of the Year, walked off the field and headed to the locker room shortly before the game went into overtime with a chest injury. He finished the game with a sack and an interception.
Burrow’s four interceptions are the most of his career, and he’s been sacked seven times behind what was supposed to be a reinforced offensive line.
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