Bryant’s TD streak grows to six games
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.