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er there. ward, getting inside the 10, exasperated as he comes to the bench. 50 seconds now. stephen tulloch winds up recovering the fumble. >> cris: boy, now, if you're the tennessee titans you just want to get out of here. >> al: jacob ford is hurt on the play. roethlisberger has time. finds ward wide open. >> cris: this four-man pass rush is just not working. they just can't do it. when you have a zone defense, it gets stretched. the launch you hold the ball as a quarterback, instead of conferring 40 yards of field, you're covering exiting yards of field. those holes are gaping in there. when you talk about a play that we may look back on the season between these two great football teams could be monumental.
now, they have to get this clock run out. >> al: griffin went to the pro bowl last year. first and ten. now, the ball is at the 4 yard line. and this is johnson. tennessee will take -- pittsburgh wants to use their time-outs they have to. and they will spend the first of those right here. >> cris: i think they're going to get the clock to run out here. i think they can do that. remember, just in case, if the titans had to punt it. remember that weird rule, that they can fair catch the kick and then get the free kick for a game-winning field goal. that i think the way this clock sets up right now, they should be able to run it out. >> al: right, there's only one time-out remaining. and that will take you to a third down situation. and then you can let the clock run out. >> cris: one of the toughest,
most physical players. certainly, ever to play the wide receiver position. and makes a big play. and just pure competitiveness, makes and tries to score. if he just takes a knee, it's bakley game over. but he just doesn't have that in him. >> al: right. second and eight. and you've gaul a false start here. >> referee: false start, number 76, offense. half the distance of the goal. second down. >> al: david stewart, right tackle. >> cris: if you're jeff fisher, i've got to think that he will take overtime in a heartbeat. you come in here against the world champions. a tough environment. if he can get this thing to overtime and give himself a chance. >> al: one thing that tennessee wants to do here, they want to take four seconds off the clock on this play. and take it up to the four.
and they take three seconds off. >> cris: now, you're making great points. that's a bad call. >> al: well, except right now, what they have to do is just run a play. and by the time they have to run the next play, the clock could run out. but it was very, very close. and you're right, because if they're forced to punt and you fair catch the punt, you then get, even with to time left, a free kick. in effect, a field goal with nobody rushing to win the game. >> cris: but essentially, assuming that this next play will at least take two seconds, they should be okay here. so i'm sure jeff fisher is counting on his fingers and those over there to make sure that he can get this clock run out. it's been some game, hasn't it? it's been a great opener. >> al: it was, low scoring but a
lot of excitement. very interesting stuff. a lot of great strategy. a lot of hard hitting. and collins now will take the ball up to the 4 yard line. so just barely will this clock expire. and that will take us to overtime. >> cris: as it should be between these two teams. boy, it's been a strange back and forth moment. and for hines ward, he knows he had the game-winner in his hands and let it slip through his fingers. and he can't believe it. and now, like santonio holmes, all he can hope for is one more chance. >> al: and that will be the end of regulation right there. with the score tied at 10-10.
>> cris: here we go with the old coin toss and both teams may not get an opportunity, i don't know about you, but i like the nfl's sudden death rules. i like the fact that on any play, once you get to overtime, it could end on that play. i know there are people who have opposing views on that. i like the system. >> al: yeah, i'm fine with it, too. i understand both sides of the argument here, but i think it works pretty well. the argument, of course, being if you lose the coin toss, you may not see the ball. so be it. it's up to the defense to do the job. >> cris: with these two defenses, it may be to an advantage. >> referee: we're going to play up to a 15-minute overtime period. the first team that scores will win the game. if neither team score, the game will be recorded as a tie. fourth quarter timing is neck. all replays will be initiated by the replay booth. you're the visitor, you'll make
the call. 5 says tals. it's heads. pittsburgh got the ball. pittsburgh will receive. good luck, gentlemen. >> al: so the strip and the fumble recovery sends us to overtime. ♪ for the sunshine sky ♪ ♪ there's a reason why i'm feeling so high ♪ ♪ must be the season... ♪ announcer: you get more power and more space, the world gets fewer smog-forming emissions. the 3rd generation prius. it's harmony between man nature and machine. coach ditka, it's hot up here... and we're out of cold coors light. - what do we do? - go get it! great idea but we've only got ten bucks. what do you want, eleven? what do you want, eleven? - we need more than that. - ditka's wallet! and we got it. we just found your wallet. we'll just use a credit card for the cold coors light.
>> al: basic rules of overtime, first time to score wins. you play up to 15 minutes, otherwise, the game winds up as a time. there are reviews from the booth. the last tie there was a tie, the philadelphia/cincinnati game. that tie wound up helping philadelphia get into the playoffs because they wound up 9-6-1. and beat out dallas by a half game. logan, two yards in the end zone. brings the ball out to the 22 yard line. and let's go back to the big of the play of the game, as hines
ward comes out on to the field. >> cris: well, obviously, regardless, the play is to get down here. if you can think of that in this crazy situation at the end of the game. because even if you score a touchdown here, you're still going to leave the titans with time to come back the other way. so if it had crossed his mind, sometimes, it's something you talk about in the huddle before the play. you get down, you kick the game-winner. >> al: roethlisberger, red hot in the second half. mewelde moore is the back. ben has thrown for 303 yards. from the 22 yard. the pass is underthrown. the heat was put on the quarterback. and the pass at moore's feet. jovan haye with the pressure. >> cris: we haven't seen much pressure out of the four-man rush for a long time. jovan haye finally may going a
move from the outside and forcing roethlisberger to hurry that one a bit. >> al: second and ten. again no blitz. four rush. seven back. open right. left side is ward. and hines ward picks up a first down. >> cris: now, you just can't do this, you got to stretch this zone in a thousand different directions with that quarterback stance there. and you just can't keep allowing them to do that. i would rather take a chance on getting an interception and making a play. right now, they're just standing there in that four-man rush and not getting close. >> al: murliller has seven. roethlisberger, again, a lot of time. he hits miller. miller at the 40 yard line. that's a gain of seven yards.
and heath miller has now caught a pass tonight for 63 yards. second and two. >> cris: i guess maybe they're thinking a four-man rush pass strategy. it's not working right now. they need a play, they need some play. a blitz, an interception. something. >> al: second and two. the blitz. and moore, does he get the first down is the question? he's very close. mewelde moore on a second and two. >> cris: well, they came with the blitz that time. but they blitzed the wrong way. they blitzed to the wide side of the field, and they caught him with the run back to the other way. i don't know if ben saw that inaudible or got lucky on. >> al: leavy would bring the chain gang to the field.
saw it the inaudible, and that would indicate that he has the first down. the steelers tonight, 35 yards rushing on 22 carries. and that's a first down. so back-to-back first downs in the first drive on overtime. >> cris: one thing you do not want to see is an angry hines ward, coming right here. check him out on this play. oh, man, he is devastating. i saw him knock ed reed out once, on a block where ed reed was looking him right in the eyes, they're standing there. and he just lunged him into and knocked him out cold.
>> al: that's a big time knockout. moore, stopped just after he crosses the line of scrimmage. jacob ford, number 78, first to hit him. >> cris: well, i'm all for mixing it up occasionally, but if you had to ask me, what's working better, the passing game or the running game. i want that ball in ben's hands right now. second and nine, you open up a lot of possibilities defensively. >> al: ben, 30 out of 39. second and nine. pass, caught. right side. hines ward. hit by keith bulluck. and that's going to set up a third and short. third and short, which has been the bane of the steeler's existence last season and this, when they try to run the ball. >> cris: i'll tell you, great veteran players making those plays. roethlisberger and hines ward both saw the blitz.
now, here we go. >> al: again, third and about a yard and a half. from the shotgun. here come the titans. there goes the pass. santonio holmes makes the catch. big first down. >> cris: there we go. we talked about it earlier. they go three by one again. three receivers to the top of the screen. santonio holmes in the bottom. if you're going to play them one-on-one. they're simply going to throw the football. just man coverage on the outside. got exactly what they wanted. what kind of a statement was that. shotgun on third and one for the pittsburgh steelers. >> al: steelers go no huddle to keep tennessee from substituting. holmes. ward out of the slot.
roethlisberger in trouble, he gets it away and the pass is incomplete. he's like ironman. you can't bring him down. >> cris: i'm sure that's what they're thinking, too. kyle vanden bosch looked absolutely exhausted. they thought they had him. he can throw and contort his body in such strange positions and still get the thing. i mean, that's a sack, you know, almost every quarterback in the league, when you get two hands on them, that's a sack. and ben gets away again. >> al: second and ten. not in field goal range. from the 37. not in this stadium. over the middle. caught, 15 yard line. that's mike wallace. the rookie from mississippi. looked downfield. looked to his checkoff guy.
went back to wallace, and now they're in field goal position. >> cris: i'll tell you what, when ben throws this thing. and let's give the rookie a lot of credit. mike wallace, down the field. he saw his quarterback in trouble. he found the open zone. took off down the field. and roethlisberger found him. doesn't look like they're going to fool around at all now. >> al: no. it will be about a 33-yard field goal for jeff reed. and a time-out is taken here. >> cris: and nobody is wishing this one through than hines ward. >> al: so pittsburgh takes the time-out. a 33-yard field goal attempt to win the game for reed. >> cris: welcome to the nfl, though, mike wallace. that was a big-time play.
big-time play there for a young guy coming in, his first action. and then ben gives him another little pointer. anytime your quarterback has his arm around you and you have your arm around him, that's a good sign. not for chris johnson, though. >> al: no. >> cris: i'll tell you what, the last one he hit was a low-liner. >> al: yes, it was. sepulveda will put the ball down. greg warren will snap it. 33-yard attempt to win the gaement. game.
he's got it. >> al: the pittsburgh steelers, very much like last year, defense and roethlisberger. >> cris: another fourth quarter comeback for ben roethlisberger. for jeff reed, this one was dead solid. no doubt. wouldn't be surprised to see these two teams again somewhere down the road. two first-class football teams and they are both good. >> al: neither would i. opening night, the pittsburgh steelers, the super bowl champions win the seventh straight opener in overtime. 13-10. taxi. ( ding ) taxi! hey! broadway and 5th. ( ding ) not too heavy, not too light. bud light. ( ding ) the difference is drinkability.
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13-10, the tennessee titans losing the coin flip. never seeing the ball, ben roethlisberger guiding them down the field, and jeff reed with a game winning field goal. andrea kremer down on the field right now with ben roethlisberger and hines ward. andrea? >> andrea: tell me what the emotions are like on a night like this to end the game like this? >> you know what, it means a lot. we had a lot of fight. we came out, we didn't play well early. i'm really proud of the way the guys fought and came back. >> andrea: how did you rebound from the fumble, hines? >> you know what, i'm one of the big guys, i know better than that. i needed to get down and end the game there. we're a resilient bunch. a lot of the guys said don't worry about it, make it up in overtime. fortunately for us, ben threw good balls and j. reed bailed us out. >> andrea: with the block on the overtime drive, what was going through your mind? >> just to go out and redeem myself. just to go out and be a
playmaker for the team. today, guys made huge plays. ben stepped up and we went out and won the game. >> andrea: on the night when the running game wasn't there for you, you were off to a slow start, you ended up with 12 strait completions. how were youable to turn it around? >> we we went with the no-huddle package. i didn't think we were going to have a fourth quarter comeback so early the year, but we'll take it. >> andrea: your 18th comeback in regular season. amazing. what enables you to do this, ben? >> it's a whole group of guys. we find a way to get it down. there's a lot of times plays break down and receivers get open. found hines a couple times waving his hands above his hand. give them the balls to make plays. >> andrea: what's the state made tonight by the defending super bowl champions? >> absolutely nothing. we got to come back and get ready for next week.
what happened last year is last year. we got to get ready for chicago next week. >> al: andrea, next week, we go to chicago, soldier field. roethlisberger, 336 yards passing tonight. ! ha ha! i say "happy," you say "birthday!" happy... birthday! who's hungry? why pay for flair when you can get all the flavor for just $3.99 with wendy's new boneless wings. tender, juicy chicken, hand tossed in our signature buffalo or bbq sauce. it's waaaay better than fast food. it's wendy's. ♪ ♪ (announcer) it's right here, it's easy... ♪ i always feel like somebody's watching me. ♪ ...it's the money you could be saving with geico. ♪ i always feel like somebody's watching me. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ who's watching? ♪ (announcer) it's right here, it's easy... ♪ i always feel like ♪
...it's the money you could be saving with geico. ♪ somebody's watching me. ♪ >> announcer: welcome back to the wendy's postgame report. >> al: the pittsburgh steelers, a little before midnight, knocking off the tennessee titans. troy polamalu injury in the first half. and the rookie, of all things, mike wallace, making a very big play. >> cris: it really was happening throughout the second half of this ball game. mike wallace is going down the field right next to hines ward there. you'll see him come back, see that ben's in trouble.
scrambled for an open part of the field. that ended up being the game-winner. nice play for a rookie. >> al: mike wallace, tick, tick, tick. couldn't resist. the pittsburgh steelers win heading to chicago. roethlisberger, 43 out of 43. but the pittsburgh steelers have to think about a ground game that has been nonexistent. >> cris: yeah, they looked an awful lot like a season bag. trouble in the short yardage situation. trouble running the football. tonight, the tennessee titans just got exhausted in the second half. that no huddle forced the defensive linemen tole stay on the field. i'm not sure ben roethlisberger the rest of his career is going to have more time to throw the football than what he did tonight. let's give credit to the offensive line. much maligned offensive line. not great job with the run blocking but the pass blocking was perfect. >> al: tennessee, a ten-day break. that's the good thing about playing the opener.
they'll take on the houston texans who have to face the jets this sunday. >> cris: well, and jeff fisher said that this would be good for his football team, regardless of what happened. coming up on the road, playing the world champions. >> al: off to green bay, buddy. tonight, 13-10 is the final score. sunday night, bob costas hosting "football night in america." coming up next, except for the west coast, your local news followed by "the tonight show." for andrea kremer and cris collinsworth, and the entire nbc crew, saying good night from hines field in pittsburgh. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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