"'Let's make this the last drive and win it'".
Later in the period, with time expiring, the Steelers were offsides for three consecutive field goal attempts. And the Steelers just toyed with them.
"There was no worry or doubt", Badgley said. It's a situation you never really plan out there where you get three in a row like that. "They're going to give you that".
Pittsburgh made it 23-7 by halftime after a 28-yard touchdown reception by Brown. They are now 174-1-1 when leading by at least 16 at home.
The Steelers (7-4-1) have lost two straight games.
Might be time to start.
Chargers punt returner Desmond King fielded a line drive punt from Jordan Berry at the Chargers 27-yard line and darted through the Steelers coverage unit for a 73-yard touchdown. "We just play the people who are on our schedule". "When you believe in something strongly, you can will it to happen".
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, it was Allen's ninth career game with 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards, third-most by any player since 2013 behind only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones.
Conner had 74 total yards and two rushing touchdowns on 18 touches at the time of his departure.
The minor dust-up certainly didn't seem to have an impact on their play. The Chargers capitalized on the no-call with a 46-yard score.
Officials had a rough night in Pittsburgh.
"There's a quarter left of football", Brown said.
But perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves.
Several Steelers pointed at Tevi as the play began looking for a penalty, but there were no flags on the field when Rivers lofted a rainbow down the right sideline to Benjamin.
At the game's end, Badgley missed a 39-yard attempt and had a 34-yard try blocked, both with no time left, but the Steelers were offside both times.
"I am going to keep my mouth shut", Tomlin said. "I'm going to do that because I've sent enough money to NY".
Los Angeles rookie running back Justin Jackson rallied his team in the second-half comeback, with 82 total yards and a touchdown. The ball bounced into the arms of Allen for a 9-yard touchdown. Austin Ekeler will start in Gordon's place.