Plays of the Year: Vance McDonald’s clutch touchdown breathes life into the Steelers

Steel City Underground presents “Plays of the Year” featuring the tops runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 season.

The Steelers were riding a five-game winning streak into a Florida road trip: where the warmer late season weather usually gets the best of them!

And it nearly did this time as well.

Staring at a 16-point deficit with minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Steelers caught a break from a 78-yard Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown touchdown pass that helped close some of that gap to ten points (following a missed two-point attempt).

Needing more scores and in a hurry, the Steelers were driving late in the fourth quarter… on a day when things weren’t clicking for the most part, they clicked when they had to.

Roethlisberger capped off an 8-play, 80-yard drive in just a little over two and a half minutes of playing time with this outstanding pass placed where only his beast of a tight end, Vance McDonald, can get it.

McDonald continued to show strides of being a big-time playmaker as he high-points the football, up and away from Jaguars LB Telvin Smith (and a safety in coverage underneath) paving the way for the Steelers unlikely, 20-16 come-from-behind win.

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