Oakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Players of the Game
By Austin Gayle
Nov 8, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) scores on a nineteen yard touchdown run past Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell (23) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Oakland Raiders fell short of a win in Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers, as rookie kicker Chris Boswell hit an 18-yard field goal to put the Steelers ahead 38-35 with just two seconds left on the clock.
Although Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went down with a foot injury in the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh’s offense had a field day against Oakland’s weak secondary and inconsistent linebacking corps. The Steelers offense finished the game with a season-high 597 yards of total offense, as they accumulated 402 yards through the air and 195 yards on the ground.
Oakland’s offense also had an impressive outing, as they pushed their yardage total to 440 yards of offense, but it was the team’s turnovers that kept Oakland from putting this game away. Oakland turned the ball over four times in Sunday’s game, two of which occurring on Pittsburgh’s side of the field.
Prior to Boswell’s game-winning kick, Oakland was able to march down the field and score a game-tying touchdown with just 1:15 left on the clock. With backup quarterback Landry Jones taking over for the injured Roethlisberger, the contest looked bound for overtime, but a poor play in coverage on third down ultimately allowed receiver Antonio Brown to turn a short pass into a 57-yard gain that set up the game-winning field goal.
With several players on either side exceeding expectations, let’s take a look at the Players of the Game.
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