Santonio Holmes

Resilient Steelers stirring memories with AFC North title

Ben Roethlisberger doesn't want to get ahead of himself. The stakes, after all, were far different. Still, the similarities were kind of striking.

Down by three. Time running out. A season hanging in the balance. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has been there before.

Nearly eight years ago his fling to the corner of the end zone to Santonio Holmes won the franchise its sixth Super Bowl. While Antonio Brown's deft extension over the goal line with 9 seconds left on Sunday night against Baltimore didn't deliver a championship, it assured the surging Steelers of a shot at one.

Brown's 106th — and by far his most important — catch of the season lifted...

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