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|Steelers fumble away chance for Super Bowl comeback |
"I feel like I let a lot of people down," quarterback said. "It's disappointing to <a href=http://www.cheap-49ersjerseys.com>cheap nike 49ers jersey</a> lose, obviously, because you feel like you let down a lot of people that stood up to fight."
Roethlisberger threw two interceptions one returned by safety for a touchdown and the other by cornerback to set up a touchdown.
In Rotthlisberger's defense, he was crushed by nose tackle when he released the ball that was intercepted by Collins.
"They're a great defense," Roethlisberger said. "They got after us (in the first half), and I turned the ball over, and you can't do that."
The Steelers trailed 14 0 in the first quarter and 21 3 in the second before Roethlisberger began to mount the kind of comeback for which he's known.
His 8 yard touchdown pass to with 39 seconds left in the first half pulled Pittsburgh within 21 10 at halftime.
"We'd been shut down before, so it was no big deal," running back said <a href=http://www.baltimoreravensproshop.org>wholesale ravens jerseys</a> about the 11 point halftime deficit. "When you turn the ball over like we did, you put yourself in bad position to win. When you turn the ball over like we did, you put yourself in bad position to win."On the Steelers' first series of the third quarter, Mendenhall scored on an 8 yard run to make it 21 17. The score didn't change until he lost a fumble on the first play of the fourth quarter at the Green Bay 33.
Outside linebacker forced the fumble that Green Bay converted into a touchdown for a 28 17 advantage.
"I got hit, and the ball came out, and it shouldn't have happened," Mendenhall said.
The Steelers' defense allowed ' third touchdown pass after Mendenhall's fumble, but it was Rodgers' 38 yard completion to on third and 10 that set up what proved to be the winning touchdown.
"He was hitting <a href=http://www.cheapcardinalsjerseysus.org>Cheap Arizona Cardinals Jerseys</a> big plays down the field, especially on third down," Steelers outside linebacker said. "We let them out of third down situations. When you do that, you lose games like this one."
Even though the Steelers couldn't contain Rodgers, they still had a chance to force overtime or win. When Roethlisberger threw a 25 yard touchdown pass to , then pitched to receiver for a two point conversion, the Steelers closed the deficit to 28 25 with 7:34 left in the game.
The defense that allowed the fewest points in the NFL needed a three and out desperately, but Rodgers drove the Packers 70 yards in 10 plays, setting up 's 23 yard field goal that made it 31 25 with 2:07 remaining.
The big play was Rodgers' 21 yard completion to for a first down at the .
"That last bomb was a killer," defensive end said."That play, that last drive, was huge," Farrior said. "We should have been able <a href=http://www.cheapbroncosjerseys2014.com>cheap broncos jersey</a> to stop them, but we didn't."
No more magic
The Steelers got the ball one last time. They'd been in this position before in a one point win over <a href=http://www.falconsjerseyscheap.us>cheap falcons jerseys</a> Green Bay last year and a Super Bowl victory over Arizona two years ago.
"I thought it was going to be one of those magical moments," Ward said. "Two minutes left, one timeout; we had the ball. But we had a silly special teams penalty that backed us up."
A ridiculously foolish personal foul on linebacker put the ball at the 13. Roethlisberger threw a 15 yard pass to and a 5 yarder to Ward, but then came three incompletions, and the game was over.
"I was shocked," Ward said. "I had a feeling we were going to do it again. We've been in those situations. That's the discouraging part.
"Give credit to the Packers. They were the better team today. They can take the Lombardi back to where it all started.".
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