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Late trick play guides Steelers past Chargers in the last second

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We have been treated so far this season as Monday night and Thursday night games have continued to thrill us all the way.

We've had some blow-outs and some late drama already this season, but tonight the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers may have given us the most dramatic finish to a game this season.

No early departures

The Steelers came away with a 24-20 win in the end but it took an incredible fourth quarter for them to get the win they'd been chasing the entire game.


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It must be said though, the team played a fairly dull first three quarters with just 17 points scored between them.

With a field goal in the second quarter and an interception returned for a touchdown in the third, Pittsburgh went into the fourth quarter 10-7 up.

Michael Vick showed his quality tonight hitting Markus Wheaton for a 72 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter while the returning Antonio Gates scored his second of the game in the fourth quarter.

But when Chargers kicker Josh Lambo hit a 54 yard field goal with just 2:54 left in the game, they went three points ahead and were left to rely upon their defense.

The Steelers had to put their faith in Vick to take them 80 yards for what would have been an 80 yard touchdown.

Granted Vick took them a lot of the way, but after an unnecessary roughness call at the goal line, the Steelers had five seconds left in the game and were less than a yard at outside the endzone.

Lining up without a quarterback and star runningback Le'Veon Bell set to take the snap, it would come down to him to get into the endzone..... He did.

The Steelers left literally no time on the clock following Bell's run and came away with an impressive 23-20 victory.

Great way to return

Antonio Gates made his return for the Chargers tonight following a four game suspension from the NFL to start the year.

He proved his worth with 92 receiving yards and also scoring both of San Diego's touchdowns tonight.

His return will be very important for the Chargers who head into a challenging match on the road against the unbeaten Green Bay Packers next week.

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