Pitt Shocks 'Boys With 2-TD Comeback

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2008 3:55 PM CST
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown (24) breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon (87) on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, in East Rutherford, N.J.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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(Newser) – The Steelers shocked the Cowboys with two touchdowns in the final minutes of a 20-13 win today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

  • Pittsburgh cornerback Deshea Townsend scored the winning touchdown on an interception with 1:40 left on the clock. The victory clinched the NFC East for the New York Giants, who were upset by Philadelphia.

  • The Eagles' Brian Westbrook ran for 131 yards and snagged 6 passes for 72 yards against the Super Bowl champion Giants, USA Today reports. Philly held New York to 211 total yards in the 20-14 win.
  • Tennessee clinched its first AFC South title in 6 years by beating the Cleveland Browns, 28-9. The Titans have won 15 of their last 16.
  • San Francisco embarrassed the New York Jets with a 24-14 victory. It was the 49ers' second straight win against an AFC East team with a winning record.
  • Arizona completed its NFC West turnaround by running over the St. Louis Rams, 34-10. The Cardinals clinched their first division title since 1975.
  • A week after a dismal loss, New England edged out the Seattle Seahawks, 24-21. The win put the Patriots in a three-way tie for first in the AFC East.
  • The Lions stumbled toward history, losing 20-16 to the Minnesota Vikings. Three more losses will make Detroit the first 0-16 team in NFL history.
  • The Colts routed the Bengals 35-3 behind Peyton Manning's 26-for-32, 277-yard effort. The win keeps Indianapolis in contention for an AFC wild card spot.
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