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Chris Boswell’s Late Field Goal Sends Steelers over Bears, 29-27

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PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell hit a 40-yard field goal with 30 seconds left to give the Steelers a 29-27 win over the Chicago Bears at Heinz Field on Monday night.


Boswell’s game-winner came after Justin Fields led Chicago on a go-ahead scoring drive with under two minutes in regulation. Ben Roethlisberger completed a 22-yard pass to Diontae Johnson that set Pittsburgh up in field goal range.

The Steelers had built a 20-6 lead with two Pat Freiermuth touchdowns and one from Najee Harris. Freiermuth’s touchdowns came in the second and third quarters as Pittsburgh built a 20-6 lead over the Bears.


But a David Montgomery touchdown closed the gap and then Ray-Ray McCloud fumbled a punt return that was returned for a touchdown by DeAndre Houston-Carson to close the Steelers lead to three points.

Boswell missed the extra point after Freiermuth’s second touchdown, which loomed large in the end-game scenario, even though he made two field goals of over 50 yards to give the Steelers a late six-point lead.


But after Boswell’s penultimate field goal, Fields led the Bears on a 10-play, 25-yard drive that took just 1:06 off the clock. He finished it with a left-rolling pass to Darnell Mooney from 16 yards out to put Chicago ahead for the first time in the game with 1:46 to play.

Fields finished 17 of 29 for 279 yards and the touchdown. Roethlisberger was 21 of 30 for 205 yards and the two scores. 
Harris led the Steelers with 62 yards rushing on 22 carries. Johnson had five catches for 56 yards.

The 5-3 Steelers stay in second place in the AFC North. They will host the Detroit Lions next Sunday at 1 p.m.

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