Steelers and Lions Tie

Lions’ running back D’Andre Swift carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Legendary R&B group the Dramatics had an ear-catching song titled, “I wanna go outside, in the rain!” There were a lot of “dramatics;” coupled with a rollercoaster of emotions in the game between the Steelers and Lions at Heinz Field.

“It might sound crazy,” but the Steelers were complicit in helping the Lions avoid a potential 0-17 season in a 16-16 tie game Sunday. The final score was 16-16 and the first time the Steelers finished with a tie since Sept. 8 2018 against the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium. The last time the Lions ended in a tie was one year to-the-day afterwards against the Cardinals, 27-27 on Sept. 8, 2019.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin following the game against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, clearly upset about his team failing to squeak out a win, addressed the media after the game. He said his teamed lacked, “Core fundamental things.” In his remarks, the frustration continued, “We didn’t tackle well enough throughout the game defensively. In the most critical moments we didn’t maintain possession of the ball on offense, and so we’ve got to accept responsibility for the outcome of the game, and we do.”

Steelers wide receiver James Washington scores a touchdown on a pass from Mason Rudolph to give Pittsburgh the first score of the game against the Detroit Lions. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

Pittsburgh’s lone touchdown in the game was on a 9-yard pass from Mason Rudolph to WR James Washington in the opening drive. The rest of the scores were from the leg of place kicker Chris Boswell. The Lions, however, scored two touchdowns but a missed extra point from Ryan Santoso locked them into their score.

Next week, the Steelers travel to Los Angeles to face the Chargers who are at 5-4 and in 2nd place in the AFC West.



Steelers 2019 Schedule Released


PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have released their 2019 schedule. They kick off the season on the road in a Sunday Night game against the New England Patriots.

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
Sept. 8 at New England Patriots 8:20 PM NBC
Sept. 15 Seattle Seahawks 1:00 PM FOX
Sept. 22 at San Francisco 49ers 4:25 PM CBS
Sept. 30 Cincinnati Bengals (Mon.) 8:15 PM ESPN
Oct. 6 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM CBS
Oct. 13 at Los Angeles Chargers 8:20 PM NBC
Oct. 28 Miami Dolphins (Mon.) 8:15 PM ESPN
Nov. 3 Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM CBS
Nov. 10 Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM FOX
Nov. 14 at Cleveland Browns (Thurs.) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/AMAZON
Nov. 24 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM CBS
Dec. 1 Cleveland Browns 4:25 PM CBS
Dec. 8 at Arizona Cardinals 4:25 PM CBS
Dec. 15 Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM CBS
Dec. 22 at New York Jets 1:00 PM CBS
Dec. 29 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM CBS