The Steelers jumped out to a 23-7 halftime lead, then saw that lead erased by a bevy of mistakes, miscues and outright follies as they lost to the Chargers, 33-30, on a 29-yard Michael Badgely field goal Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Badgley initially missed a 39-yard attempt but Pittsburgh was called for offsides.
"This is really special", Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa said. The Chargers trail Kansas City (10-2) by a game in the AFC West. So did the Chargers announce themselves as contenders on Sunday night? "I like being under the radar, to be honest with you".
As for the Chargers fans, who were seen getting a glimpse of the action in the background, they didn't need awful towels to dry any tears after an eventful night. They became the last National Football League franchise to lose a home game after leading by 16 points or more.
Five of Rivers' six comebacks of 16 points down have come on the road. Roethlisberger hit Brown for a 9-yard gain on Pittsburgh's second play from scrimmage and again for 46 yards on the following snap. He was targeted three times in last week's loss to Denver and did not have a reception.
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Sully accompanied Bush one last time on a flight to Washington D.C. for memorial services. "Thank you for your service, Mr. It wasn't a widely-known fact until he developed a form of Parkinson's disease and relied on a wheelchair.
"It wasn't pretty and we know we have to do some things better and be more consistent with our effort, but these guys are going to play four quarters", Allen said.
Rivers completed 26 of 36 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns for Los Angeles. Cornerback Desmond King also scored a second-half touchdown on a 73-yard punt return. Rivers connected with Antonio Gates for a two-point conversion.
Chargers right tackle Sam Tevi committed a clear false start on a first down play at the Pittsburgh 46 late in the first quarter. James picked off quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter as the Steelers were driving down the field. For the record, he missed both of the kicks in which the Steelers were called for offsides penalties.
"It was 'Let's go win it, '" Rivers said.