For 23 of the last 28 seconds of game time, every member and fan of the New England Patriots held their collective breath on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Well—all but one if you believe Pats running back Dion Lewis.
Sure, officials had just controversially rescinded a game-winning Steelers touchdown, but Ben Roethlisberger and Co. still sat seven yards from the end zone, down by three with three downs to work with.
But according to Lewis, he was unfazed—from the sidelines, he expected to see the Steelers blow it.
“I knew they were gonna throw a pick,” Lewis told reporters. “As soon as it was overturned I said, ‘Oh they’re gonna blow it.’ It’s hard. You just went from winning the game to having to keep playing. And our defense, I know we’re not gonna quit. So I called it, said, ‘They’re about to throw a pick right here.'”
Then he offered a wry smile: “I didn’t really think they were gonna throw a pick but they really did it.”
Dion Lewis called Harmon’s game-winning pick. pic.twitter.com/4OvqL8LjLZ
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Not only did the Steelers blow an eight-point lead over the final four minutes of the game, their chance to at least force overtime was lost on Roethlisberger’s game-ending interception on what appeared to be a fake spike.
MOST INSANE NFL ENDING EVER????
FOLLOWING THE LATEST NFL EPISODE OF ‘IS IT A CATCH OR NO CATCH’, DURON HARMON’S GAME SEALING INTERCEPTION IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!! WHAT A WIN FOR THE @PATRIOTS!!!! THEY BEAT THE STEELERS!!!
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