Steelers lose to Raiders as kicker Chris Boswell falls on potential diversion tying kick
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday evening in a strange complete at the Oakland Coliseum.
In the wake of falling in a 24-21 opening with only 21 seconds to play as Raiders QB Derek Carr associated with Derek Carrier on fourth down for the thumbs up score, the Steelers pulled off their very own unimaginable play — with JuJu Smith-Schuster taking a sidelong 43 yards to the Raiders’ 22-yard line — to set up a potential diversion tying field objective.
The kick couldn’t have gone more awful for the Steelers. Truth be told, a “kick” never truly occurred by any stretch of the imagination.
Kicker Chris Boswell’s plant foot totally turned out from under him, and he tumbled to the ground while taking care of business the ball scarcely off the ground.
“The field is the field,” Boswell said. “You can’t grumble about it. You can’t accuse anything. It’s as terrible for what it’s worth for me all things considered for any other individual. You simply need to figure out how to put it through.”
It was a fierce misfortune for the Steelers, who saw star QB Ben Roethlisberger exit for a period with rib damage before coming back to lead a thumbs up touchdown drive with only 2:55 to go before about coordinating another supernatural occurrence.
“At times it aggravates it when it’s in that spot,” Roethlisberger said. “On the off chance that you get extinguished it doesn’t appear to hurt as terrible as when you get an opportunity.”
For Boswell it was his second miss of the day, after he recently missed a 39-yard field objective. He’s missed 11 add up to kicks this year, the most in the NFL.
Tomlin called Boswell’s execution recently “disillusioning.”
“He’s not by any means the only one baffled,” Boswell said. “I mean this is a business. You’re assessed by results and I’m not completing it right now so whatever occurs from here occurs.”
The Steelers are sticking to the highest point of the AFC North in the wake of enduring their third misfortune in succession. They are currently 7-5-1, while the Ravens — who lost to the primary spot Chiefs in extra minutes Sunday — are 7-6.