2008 Steelers 20 vs Cowboys 13
December 7, 2008
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2008 Steelers 20 vs Cowboys 13

This 5-star slugfest, fought on a bitterly cold day with a windchill in the teens, epitomizes the "never say die" attitude of the 2008 Steelers. Already trailing 13-3 early in the 4th quarter, things go from bad to worse when the Steelers are stopped for a loss on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The jubilant Cowboys wildly celebrate their goal line stand, seeming to forget that nearly a full quarter of football remains. Dallas is soon forced to punt, and that's when Pittsburgh begins their Texas-sized comeback, jamming 17 points into the final 8 minutes (including 2 TDs in a span of 24 seconds).

Following a Jeff Reed FG (the result of a fantastic Santonio Holmes punt return to the Dallas 25) which narrows the score to 13-6, Pittsburgh forces a quick 3-and-out and proceeds to engineer their only meaninful offensive drive of the game. On the drive, Roethlisberger completes 3 passes to Nate Washington covering 51 yards, scrambles for 9 yds, burrows for a 1st down on a 4th-and-inches QB sneak and finally hits Heath Miller for a 6-yd TD to tie the game 13-13 with 2:04 left.

Despite throwing a pair of INTs to Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor and losing a fumble on a sack by James Harrison, Tony Romo finds himself with the ball, 3 timeouts and 2 minutes remaining providing a golden opportunity to go out and win the game. But this is Blitzburgh, and Romo is Romo. On 2nd & 8 from the Dallas 17, a blitz by LaMarr Woodley forces an errant Romo pass that sails high over the head of Jason Witten and into the waiting arms of Deshea Townsend, who sprints 25 yds down the left sideline and dives into the end zone for a stunning pick-6, sealing one of the greatest regular season wins in Steelers history.

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