Leaping to victory

The Steelers and the NFL continue to bring a solution to sports starved fans.

The NFL has opened the vault of past Steelers games, and those classic games are featured in 'Game Rewinds' on the team's digital and social media channels.

The Steelers 'Game Rewinds' began with Super Bowls XIV, XIII, and XL, but this week things are switching up. Steelers Nation Unite members were given the opportunity to vote through the team's official App on a game they would like to see re-aired from 2012 on. And the drumroll please…the winner was the Steelers victory over the New England Patriots on Dec. 16, 2018.

On Sunday, June 28, Steelers fans can tune in to watch a condensed version of the game on their desktop or mobile device. The game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. on Steelers social media channels.

The win, a 17-10 victory, snapped a five-game regular season losing streak to the Patriots, with the last win dating back to 2011. The Steelers never trailed in the game but didn't exhale until the final seconds ticked off the clock.

The Steelers took a 14-7 lead after two Ben Roethlisberger touchdown passes, one to Vance McDonald for five yards and a 17-yarder to Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger was intercepted twice, though, and Chris Boswell missed 32-yard field goal kept the game tight.

Holding on to a 14-10 lead, Joe Haden made the play of the day in the fourth quarter when he intercepted Tom Brady at the Steelers' four-yard line, keeping his feet in bounds, and sending the Heinz Field crowd into a frenzy.

"I was waiting for it for a while,'' said Haden. "I was just hoping it didn't go out of bounds. Honestly, I didn't know who was there. I just saw the ball and I said I was going to high-point it. I just tried to get my feet down."

The Steelers drove 66 yards to the Patriots' 30-yard line, where Boswell hit a 48-yard field goal, extending the lead to 17-10. Brady tried one final comeback, driving the Patriots to the Steelers' 11-yard line where they had a first down, but a holding penalty and three incompletions ensured the Steelers the win.

So, get your Terrible Towel ready for the fun and watch the exciting Steelers' win, in a condensed version that will hit on all of the highlights.

Take a look at the best photos from the Week 15 matchup against the Patriots. The Steelers defeated the Patriots 17-10.

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