If you thought things got out of hand between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals after Ryan Shazier’s controversial helmet-to-helmet hit and fans throwing trash at an injured Ben Roethlisberger, then you’ve seen nothing yet.
The AFC Wild Card Game went to a whole new level in the final two minutes of Pittsburgh’s 18-16 win Saturday.
The Steelers and Bengals traded turnovers, and Cincinnati gave the ball to Pittsburgh with 1:23 remaining. The Steelers then drove the ball into field-goal range after a brutal hit by Vontaze Burfict on Antonio Brown led to a personal foul.
Adam Jones also was called for a personal foul on the play, setting up a game-winning 35-yard field goal for the Steelers’ Chris Boswell.
Pittsburgh will meet the Broncos in Denver next Saturday in the AFC Divisional Playoff.
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Thumbnail photo via Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell