With his team trailing, 24-21, in overtime and in a must-score situation, the quarterback came on and completed 6-of-8 for 76 yards; he converted a third-and-5 and a fourth-and-2, and included in those eight completed passes was one for 26 yards to Landry Jones for the game-winning touchdown in a 27-24 TKO of the Cleveland Browns today at Heinz Field. With the victory, the Steelers finished the regular season at 11-5 and on a seven-game winning streak.
It would have been simply another feather in the cap of Ben Roethlisberger, another exciting comeback win in an already illustrious career. Only it wasn't Roethlisberger who was the triggerman for this Steelers victory. This time it was Landry Jones.
Jones finished by completing 24-of-37 (64.9 percent) for 277 yards, with three touchdowns, one interception, and a rating of 103.1. Landry Jones is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Game action from Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns.
Also considered were Darrius Heyward-Bey, who had one catch for 46 yards to set up a touchdown, a special teams tackle, and an incredible hustle play in which he tracked Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun after an interception and stripped the ball out at the Steelers 1-yard line to turn a certain Cleveland touchdown into a touchback; Le'Veon Bell, who carried 23 times for 67 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 27 more yards and another touchdown; Hamilton, who had three catches for 54 yards and the game-winning touchdown; Sean Davis, who had nine tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery; Ryan Shazier, who had eight tackles, an interception, and a pass defensed; Bud Dupree, who had seven tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble; Ryan Shazier, who had four tackles, including one for loss, a pass defensed, and a forced fumble, all the while being held by Browns LT Joe Thomas all afternoon; and Demarcus Ayers, who caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown.