Steelers rookie operating again Najee Harris bought a lot used to successful throughout his prolific school profession, shedding simply thrice in 51 video games performed at Alabama. Solely a type of 51 video games went into time beyond regulation, which could clarify Harris’s confusion following Sunday’s 16–16 tie towards the winless Lions.
After the sport, Harris mentioned he wasn’t conscious that there have been ties in the NFL, explaining that he was on the point of play one other interval earlier than any person lastly broke the information to him.
“I didn’t even know you could tie in the NFL. In my thoughts, I used to be sitting on the bench saying, ‘I’ve bought one other quarter to go'” Harris mentioned, per ESPN’s Brooke Pryor. “However somebody got here to me and mentioned, ‘that’s it.’ I’ve by no means had a tie in my life earlier than.”
Harris wasn’t the just one who wasn’t totally in control on the NFL’s time beyond regulation procedures. Detroit’s Godwin Igwebuike additionally thought the sport was being prolonged right into a second OT interval after the 10 additional minutes resulted in zero factors.
“I am again there like, ‘Yo, what number of overtimes can we do?’ They usually’re like ‘three’ … I hear ‘two, one’ and we had been like, ‘Yo, no matter’s occurring, we’re about to simply put our all into it,'” Igwebuike said.
The consequence saved Detroit from the ignominious destiny of turning into the first workforce in league historical past to go 0–17. The Lions had their likelihood to win, with kicker Ryan Santoso lacking what would have been a game-winning 48-yard area objective with simply over 4 minutes to play in OT.
The sport was an offensive slog, that includes three Steelers turnovers and the Lions managing simply 77 passing yards.. Whereas Harris, Igwebuike and who is aware of what number of different gamers had been unaware such a consequence was doable, maybe a tie was precisely the end result this sport deserved.
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