2001 Steelers 23 at Bengals 26 OT
December 30, 2001
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2001 Steelers 23 at Bengals 26 OT

A surreal game. Kordell Stewart throws 4 INTs in Pittsburgh's final 6 possessions to blow a 23-10 lead late in the 4th quarter. The Steelers snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by allowing Jon Kitna -- JOHN F-ING KITNA -- to throw 68 times for a career high 411 yds and score 2 TDs in the final 3 minutes of regulation. Neil Rackers misses an extra point that would have won the game with 37 seconds left in regulation, sending the game to overtime.

The Steelers win the toss in OT but their drive stalls at the Cinci 39. A beautiful punt by Josh Miller pins the Bengals at their own 1, but to no avail. Cinci effortlessly drives 86-yds to the Steeler 13 and Rackers atones for his missed PAT with a 31-yd game-winner to shock the Steelers. Many people point to Cinci's pass-happy scheme in this game as cracking the code of the Steelers defense, leading to blowout losses to New England and Oakland to start the 2002 season.

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