Even though they lost, Andrew McCutchen was proud of the Steelers' comeback
On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field in a big playoff matchup, with the winner advancing to face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game next weekend. Pirates star
The Jaguars, who surprised much of the NFL this season, jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead over the Steelers thanks to some strong offense and dazzling defense ... but Cutch was quick to caution folks on Twitter about assuming the game was over:
How many times have we seen it? The opposing team comes out hot, and hits a wall the 2nd half? Keep pushing Steelers— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 14, 2018
And sure enough, Pittsburgh pulled to within 28-14 at halftime. A quick third-quarter touchdown narrowed things further, at 28-21. Cutch's prediction was nearly coming true!
Sheesh. Good grief 😱— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 14, 2018
After each team scored a few more touchdowns, though, Jacksonville wound up prevailing with the 45-42 victory.
Welp— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) January 14, 2018
Pittsburgh didn't quite pull off that complete comeback, though they did "keep pushing" enough to make it a game ... which probably didn't surprise McCutchen.
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