The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared set to kick a short field goal and head into halftime trailing 10-6 to the Denver Broncos. Then they got tricky.
Instead of kicking the field goal, Pittsburgh faked it. Kicker Chris Boswell handled the ball and tossed it to a wide open Alejandro Villanueva in the end zone.
ALEJANDRO VILLANUEVA 🤯
(Yes, you read that correctly.) pic.twitter.com/0FtvWfCkCO
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 25, 2018
Hats off to Mike Tomlin here. If this play had failed, Pittsburgh would have essentially given three points away. It takes guts to run a play like that. This one worked like a charm.
That play concluded what was overall a frustrating first half for the Steelers. What looked like a sure touchdown for Xavier Grimble turned into a touchback he fumbled into and out of the end zone (watch here).
But as frustrating as it was, getting into the locker room tied at half has to be a good feeling.