PITTSBURGH (AP) – Playing without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who entered protocol for COVID-19 on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers settled for a 16-16 draw against the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a horrible nearly four-hour marathon that produced a comedy of errors, rather than highlights.
Mason Rudolph completed 30 of 50 passes for 242 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but battled with consistency as Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback.
Najee Harris rushed for 105 yards and at times appeared to be the only real threat to the offense for the Steelers (5-3-1), who saw their four-game winning streak end in the rain at Heinz Field.
De’Andre Swift had a career-high 130 yards for the Lions (0-8-1), who carried the brunt of their offense in the rushing attack to avoid their ninth loss of the season to an ineffective performance by the quarterback. Jared Goff.
Goff hit 14 of 25 passes for just 114 yards in what was the first NFL draw since the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles did so on Sept. 27, 2020.
Both teams missed opportunities to secure victory in overtime.