Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) 38, Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) 31
Sunday December 22nd 2013 (at Green Bay)
Clay Matthews holds his hand in pain after sacking Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Matthews missed four games earlier this season with a thumb injury that he reagravated during the loss to the Steelers, ending his season.
(GREEN BAY) - Le'Veon Bell scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:25 remaining and the Pittsburgh Steelers survived a last-second throw into the end zone to beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 in wild game Sunday at snowy Lambeau Field. Bell's 1-yard run came after safety Troy Polamalu forced a fumble from Packers quarterback Matt Flynn, and before Micah Hyde's 70-yard kickoff return gave Green Bay, which was out timeouts, a chance to tie it at the end. Flynn completed passes of seven yards to Jordy Nelson and 19 yards to Andrew Quarless before James Starks' 4-yard run took the Packers to the 1-yard line. But lineman Don Barclay was called for a false start, pushing them back five yards and running 10 seconds off the clock. Flynn's pass on the final play went off Jarrett Boykin's fingertips. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 167 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and also ran for a score for the Steelers, who won for the fifth time in seven games to keep their slim playoff chances alive. Bell rushed for 124 yards but had a fumble that led to a Green Bay touchdown after a bizarre series of events that included a blocked Packers field goal attempt, an illegal batted ball and a forbidden challenge by the Steelers. Antonio Brown had six catches for 105 yards in the win and Cortez Allen scored on a 40-yard interception return. Flynn threw for 232 yards with a touchdown pass to Boykin and Eddie Lacy had 15 carries for 84 yards and two scores for the Packers.
PITTSBURGH -  7  3 21  7 - 38
GREEN BAY  -  7  7  7 10 - 31
                      PITTSBURGH     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            26
Rush-yards-TDs          29-151-2      30-151-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-29-197-2-1 21-39-232-1-1
Sacked-yards                 1-5          3-13
Net pass yards               192           219
Total yards                  343           370
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-1
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             7-58          9-90
Time of Possession         26:40         33:20
SCORING
1st - GB - Jarrett Boykin, 5-yard pass from Matt Flynn (Mason Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - PITT - Emmanuel Sanders, 1-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Eddie Lacy, 14-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - PITT - Suisham, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - PITT - Roethlisberger, 13-yard run (Suisham kick) PITTSBURGH 17-14
3rd - GB - Lacy, 2-yard run (Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 21-17
3rd - PITT - Matt Spaeth, 11-yard pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick) PITTSBURGH 24-21
3rd - PITT - Cortez Allen, 40-yard interception return (Suisham kick) PITTSBURGH 31-21
4th - GB - Crosby, 22-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 31-24
4th - GB - John Kuhn, 1-yard run (Crosby kick) TIED 31-31
4th - PITT - Leveon Bell, 1-yard run (Suisham kick) PITTSBURGH 38-31
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 15-84 2 TD, James Starks 10-47, John Kuhn 3-12 1 TD, Matt Flynn 2-8
PITTSBURGH - Leveon Bell 26-124 1 TD, Ben Roethlisberger 1-13 1 TD, Felix Jones 1-7, Jonathan Dwyer 1-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Matt Flynn 39-21-232 1 TD 1 INT
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger 28-16-167 2 TD 1 INT, Mat McBriar 1-1-30
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - James Jones 9-84, Jarrett Boykin 5-54 1 TD, Jordy Nelson 3-46, Eddie Lacy 2-6, James Starks 1-23, Andrew Quarless 1-19
PITTSBURGH - Antonio Brown 6-105, Heath Miller 3-17, Emmanuel Sanders 2-7 1 TD, David Paulson 1-30, Matt Spaeth 1-11 1 TD, Jerricho Cotchery 1-9, Jonathan Dwyer 1-7, Will Johnson 1-6, Leveon Bell 1-5