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Steelers Rally for Wild Win in Jacksonville; Takeaways from the Last Second 20-16 Win

With the Steelers trailing the Jaguars 16-0 in the third quarter, the comments about how it was a ‘trap game,’ a ‘letdown’ and even a joke job against a team they have struggled with all seemed to ring true.

Then something totally unforeseen happened.

The black and gold put on a comeback not seen since a win over the Ravens in 1997 in terms of points of a comeback, as the Steelers rallied from down 16-0 to score a game-winning TD with :05 left, topping the Jags 20-16.

The win puts the Steelers at 7-2-1 on the season, and with the Bengals three-point loss to the Ravens, they lead the AFC North by a healthy margin over both the 5-5 Bengals and 5-5 Ravens.

There was so much that didn’t go right for about the first 55 minutes, it’s still amazing this team was able to pull out a game they clearly didn’t have any business winning.

But not only did they win the game, they showed the heart and soul with a win that tested them from all angles, doing it on the road against a foe that had their number twice at Heinz Field last year.

Here’s a couple takeaways from the win, one Steelers fans will relive over and over as one to remember.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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