On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 101.1 FM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
60° Feels Like: 60°
Wind: N 10 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Clear 53°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 74°

Tues Night

Partly Cloudy 55°

Alerts

Steelers steal win over Packers, keep playoff hopes alive


Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward celebrates a big gain on a reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/ Jason Cohn
Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward celebrates a big gain on a reception from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 20, 2009. REUTERS/ Jason Cohn

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Super Bowl champions Pittsburgh scored on the final play to beat the Green Bay Packers 37-36 on Sunday and avoid elimination from the playoffs.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tossed a desperation 19-yard pass to Mike Wallace as time expired and Jeff Reed kicked the game-winning extra point as the Steelers (7-7) kept their slim hopes for postseason play alive.

The victory ended a five-game slide by the Steelers (7-7) and halted Green Bay's five-game winning streak.

Roethlisberger threw for a team-record 503 yards and three touchdowns as he out dueled the Packers' Aaron Rodgers, who had 383 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Pittsburgh, who had not won since early November, need to win their remaining two games and rely on losses by other teams to have any chance for a return to the postseason.

The Steelers are among six teams with 7-7 records still in the hunt for a playoff berth, according to the league's website (www.nfl.com).

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Ian Ransom)

Comments