The Pittsburgh Steelers Kicked The Saddest Field Goal Of All-Time And It’s Really, Really Depressing

The Pittsburgh Steelers Kicked One Of The Saddest Field Goals Of All-Time


The Steelers did not have a very merry day after Christmas. Pittsburgh traveled to Kansas City over the holiday weekend and proceeded to get beat up and down the field.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns without a pick and three Chiefs running backs combined for more than 100 yards rushing without a turnover. Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger was held under 200 yards passing, Najee Harris was kept out of the end zone and the Steelers turned the ball over three times.

It was ugly from start to finish and the visitors never stood a chance. Kansas City took a a 25-0 lead at halftime and went on to win the game by 26.

Things were so bad that Pittsburgh didn’t even find pay dirt until there was less than three minutes left in the game. And that came after kicking one of the saddest field goals of all-time just to get on the board.

It was so, so sad.

Late in the third quarter, the Steelers went 54 yards on 15 plays to set up 1st-and-10 on the Chiefs’ 11-yard-line.

On first down, Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Dionte Johnson. On second down, Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Ray-Ray McCloud. And on third down, Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Harris.

Three consecutive incompletions set up 4th-and-10 from the 11. Offensive tackle John Leglue proceeded to jump offside to set up 4th-and-15 from the 16.

In turn, Chris Boswell came out to kick, with his team down 30-0. He proceeded to make a 34-yard attempt.

It could not have been more depressing. The made field goal cut a four-possession lead to a four-possession lead.

As is with anything, people had all kinds of jokes:

At that point, Chris Boswell may as well have walked out onto the field waving a white flag. Womp. Womp.