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The Steelers eked one out on a controversial goal line call.
In Ben Roethlisberger’s second start since his suspension, the Steelers quarterback almost handed the Miami Dolphins the game. Down by two points at the 2-yard line, Roethlisberger ran a quarterback sneak, and before he crossed the plane of the end zone, the ball was stripped. Upon review, however, it was inconclusive who recovered the football, despite the fact that Ikaika Alama-Francis came up from under the pile with the ball.
NFL rules stipulate that there must be “indisputable visible evidence” that the opposing team had possession of the ball, or else the ball remains with the team on offense.
Jeff Reed kicked a chip-shot field goal to put the Steelers on top late in the game.
This season, Miami has three wins on the road and three losses at home.
Next week, the Dolphins are on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals, who lost a shootout to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to the Superdome to face last year’s Super Bowl Champions, the New Orleans Saints, who were upset by the Cleveland Browns.