2005 Steelers 35 vs Lions 21
Bettis goes out in style, matching a career high with 3 rushing TDs in his final game at Heinz Field to propel the Steelers to victory, earning the 6th and final seed in the playoffs.
On a day when Big Ben is off his game and the receivers are bothered by drops, Pittsburgh's special teams come up HUGE. Randle El opens the scoring with an 81 yd punt return for a TD, Ricardo Colclough returns a kick 63 yds to set up a Bettis TD, and Brett Keisel recovers a fumbled punt at the Detroit 37 to set up another Bettis TD. While Bettis does most of the scoring, Parker gains most of the yards, piling up 135 yds on 26 carries.
The Lions play surprisingly well and the heavily favored Steelers don't really put the game away until Big Ben's gutsy 7-yd TD scramble in the final minute of the 3rd quarter runs the score to 35-21.
As the Bus leaves the field late in the game, the crowd gives him a standing ovation and begins chanting "One more year! One more year!" as the Steelers celebrate their playoff berth on the sideline. Let the revenge tour begin!