Late FG Beats Dolphins In Final Seconds As Steelers Win 3-0


Monday, November 26th 2007, 10:47 pm
By: News On 6


PITTSBURGH (AP) Trudging through the quagmire of Heinz Field, the Dolphins and Steelers nearly went all night without scoring. Instead what they ended up with was the lowest scoring game in 14 years when Jeff Reed's 24-yard field goal with 17 seconds left gave the Steelers a 3-0 victory Monday night over winless Miami (0-11).

It was the first 3-0 game in the NFL since the Jets beat visiting Washington on December 11th, 1993.

Hanging with the division-leading Steelers (8-3) for 59 1/2 minutes in the longest scoreless tie since the Lions and Giants on November 11th, 1943, the Dolphins couldn't get the game to overtime in the first 3-0 game since the Jets beat the Redskins on December 11th, 1993.

The only scoring drive started on the Dolphins' 42 after Miami punted out of its end zone. Ben Roethlisberger drove the Steelers into field goal range with completions of 21, 11 and 6 yards to Hines Ward.

Reed, who had missed badly from 45 yards earlier on a rain-drenched field, came through after Roethlisberger was sacked on third down.