Bryant’s TD streak grows to six games


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Carr said.

Carr, who said he was an­tic­i­pat­ing Roeth­lis­berger’s throw to Mike Wal­lace be­cause Steel­ers of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Todd Ha­ley was his coach in Kansas City, made a div­ing catch and jumped up along the Pitts­burgh side­line. Le­gions of black-and-gold clad fans on that side of the sta­dium – which had a sea­son-high at­ten­dance of 95,595 – watched as Carr ran it back and was stopped inches short of the goal line.

The win­ning kick came af­ter Tony Romo, who broke the 25,000-yard pass­ing mile­stone ear­lier in the game, took a knee to put Bai­ley in bet­ter po­si­tion.

Bai­ley beat the Ben­gals 20-19 in Cincin­nati last week with a 40-yarder as time ex­pired, just a day af­ter the ac­ci­dent that killed Brown.

The Steel­ers (7-7) lost for the fourth time in five games and trail AFC North ri­val Cincin­nati by a game for the sec­ond wild card spot. They host the Ben­gals next week.

Roeth­lis­berger is 0-2 since re­turn­ing from a three-game ab­sence with shoul­der and rib in­juries.

“There won’t be any quit from us, es­pe­cially from me,” Roeth­lis­berger said.

“This one is go­ing to sting real bad. It will hopefully make me and make us bet­ter.”

The defin­ing play Dal­las N.Y. Giants Washington Philadel­phia came from a Dal­las de­fense play­ing with­out six in­jured starters, the lat­est be­ing Carr’s play­ing part­ner on the other side, first-round pick Mor­ris Clai­borne. The rookie was side­lined af­ter sus­tain­ing a con­cus­sion against the Ben­gals.

“I really can’t ex­plain it. It’s some­thing des­tined about this team,” de­fen­sive end Ja­son Hatcher said. “You look back there and you don’t know no­body back there be­hind you.”

The score was tied at 24 in the fi­nal two min­utes of reg­u­la­tion. Pitts­burgh quickly moved to its 46 af­ter a com­ple­tion by Roeth­lis­berger and a rough­ing-the-passer penalty against DeMar­cus Ware.

Cor­ner­back Bran­don Carr (left) in­ter­cepts a pass in­tended for the Steel­ers’ Mike Wal­lace (right) on the sec­ond play of over­time. Carr re­turned the pick 36 yards to the 1 to set up Dal­las’ win­ning kick. ‘Those are the plays you dream about in the back­yard, mak­ing the game-win­ning in­ter­cep­tion or touch­down,’ Carr said.

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