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1997 Steelers 24 at Patriots 21 OT - mcmillenandwife - 10-03-2017

1997 Steelers 24 at Patriots 21 OT

Facing a seemingly insurmountable 21-13 deficit late in the 4th quarter, Kevin Henry makes the play of the season when he intercepts Drew Bledsoe at the Patriots 41-yd line and returns it to the Patriot 18. Then, on 4th-and-7, Yancey Thigpen makes an incredible diving grab while barely keeping both feet inbounds at the 4 with a minute to go. Two plays later, Stewart rolls right and tosses a 1-yard TD to Bruener, cutting the deficit to 21-19 with 38 seconds remaining. Stewart rolls right again on the conversion attempt and threads the needle to Thigpen, who makes the sliding grab in the back of the end zone to tie the game. Norm Johnson kicks a 44 yarder in overtime to seal a thriller. 


RE: 1997 Steelers 24 at Patriots 21 OT - jschroe36 - 10-04-2017

Great game; 2:12:29  Woolford hold wipes out 49-yard screen to Bettis. Would have been the longest reception of this career. Pretty marginal hold. Tough one.


RE: 1997 Steelers 24 at Patriots 21 OT - mcmillenandwife - 04-19-2020

(10-04-2017, 12:47 AM)jschroe36 Wrote: Great game; 2:12:29 Woolford hold wipes out 49-yard screen to Bettis. Would have been the longest reception of this career. Pretty marginal hold. Tough one.

Just watched this game again. Agreed, that was a terrible holding call on Will Wolford.

Beyond that... what a fantastic game. The HUUUUGE 3rd & 15 dump to Courtney Hawkins for 42 yds in OT was a game saver. No way should that play have turned into a huge gain... but it did. This game is just FULL of crazy, improbable plays like that.