OAKLAND, Calif. – Sebastien Janikowski kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of game, and the Oakland Raiders, staring at an 0-3 start to the season, rallied from a 10-point deficit to stun the Steelers, 34-31, Sunday at O.co Coliseum.
Three Steelers fumbles proved costly, two of which led to Raiders scores.
The Steelers (1-2) led, 31-21, following Ben Roethlisberger's 11-yard scoring pass to Antonio Brown, who fumbled but recovered the ball himself.
But Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, controlled most of the day, engineered an 80-yard drive capped by Denarius Moore's 6-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter.
Brown then fumbled again on the Steelers' next drive, but this time the Raiders recovered, and Janikowski tied it with a 32-yarder with 6:34 to play.
The Steelers had to punt despite converting a fourth-and-1 at their own 29 on their final drive, and the Raiders (1-2) drove to within field goal range to pull off their third huge upset of the Steelers since the 2006 season despite Roethlisberger's four TD passes.
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