The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t returned a punt all the way back to the house since 2015, but against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday that changed.
Wide receiver Diontae Johnson inked his name on to this season’s highlight reel with an 85-yard kick-return late in the first quarter to become the first Steeler since Antonio Brown four years ago to return a TD.
In total, Diontae Johnson touched the ball nine times against the Cardinals and had 163 yards and two touchdowns. Six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown, one rush for 16 yards and two punt returns for 87 yards (85 of those yards coming on a punt return for a TD). #Steelers— Blitzburgh 🎄 (@SteelBlitzburgh) December 9, 2019
The score gave his side a 10-0 lead, with ultimately helped Mike Tomlin’s men record a 23-17 win. They remain second in the AFC North, with an impressive wildcard spot and a route to the play-offs definitely still on the cards.
Defeat for Arizona, meanwhile, keeps them bottom of the NFC West with 3-9.
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