Punt return

The Pittsburgh Steelers were keeping things competitive against the New England Patriots but two major third quarter plays have swung momentum to the Patriots and potentially might determine the end result.

As the Patriots were driving, Pats quarterback Mac Jones threw the ball straight at cornerback Cam Sutton who dropped a rather easy interception that would’ve ended the drive. Maybe he was surprised that the ball was going straight toward him or maybe he overthought what he was going to do next but it was a drop.

On fourth down, the Patriots punted and the ball bounced off of former Pats/current Steelers returner Gunner Olszewski’s face mask, resulting in an easy fumble recovery in the red zone and gave the Patriots an easy touchdown just three plays later.

That play definitely got people talking.

After that, the Steelers woke up and marched down the field on a nine play, 75 yard drive that resulted in a successful two-point conversion attempt to make it a 17-14 game. If the Steelers win, this sequence will be forgotten. If they lose, this will be what people will focus as the difference maker.

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