Without Ryan Tannehill, it was going to be hard for the Miami Dolphins to muster up offense. Especially against the proven formula of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell.
And that’s exactly what happened today in the Wild Card game in Pittsburgh.
The one-two punch of Bell and Brown was too much for the Dolphins defense to handle, as both scored two touchdowns and set some playoff milestones for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For one, AB scored two touchdowns (one for 50 yards and another for 62 yards) in the first quarter, which happened to be the first of the postseason for him. The last time a wide receiver scored two TD’s for over 50 yards in the playoffs? Randy Moss in 2000. Antonio finished the game with 124 yards on five receptions.
Then you had Le’Veon breaking franchise’s single-game postseason rushing records, with his 167-yard game on 29 carries. That mark has stood since 1975.
The only troubling part for the Steelers heading into next week against the Kansas City Chiefs is the fact that Big Ben was seen in a boot after the game, but stresses he will play in the game on Sunday. The extent of the injury is not known at this time.
Why was he out there when the team was up 30-12? Who knows. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
FINAL: PIT 30 | MIA 12