Big Ben comes up clutch late in Steelers win

By: AP
By: AP

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Big Ben wasn't at his best, but he saved his best pass for last.
Ben Roethlisberger tiptoed around the backfield, hurried by Jets defenders on a third-and-6 from the New York 40.
No problem. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback rolled right and hit Antonio Brown for a 14-yard gain with less than two minutes left to seal a 24-19 victory Sunday to win the AFC title.
It held off what could have been a remarkable comeback by the Jets from a 21-point halftime deficit.
Three kneel-downs after Roethlisberger's big play, the quarterback raised an arm in the air and got mobbed by teammates.
He finished 10 of 19 for 133 yards and two interceptions, though his mobility did give the Jets trouble.
And his last pass turned out to be the most important of the night
Next up: a trip to Dallas to play the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.


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