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NFL Wild Card - Steelers vs Dolphins - Madden Simulation

The Dolphins received the opening kickoff and picked up 4 first downs before settling for a 38 yard field goal from Andrew Franks. Matt Moore completed 5 of his 7 passes for 41 yards, finding Jarvis Landry and Dion Sims twice. Jay Ajayi struggled to run the ball, gaining just 8 yards on 5 carries.

The Steelers walked down the field on their opening possesion, with 5 1st downs.  Ben Roethlisberger was 6 for 6, 72 yards, but the Dolphins defense came up big in the red zone to hold them to a Chris Boswell 33 yard FG.  Antonio Brown led the drive with 35 yards on three receptions.  Eli Rogers had a 22 yard catch.  Le'Veon Bell touched the ball just twice on the drive.

On 3rd and 2, Jay Ajayi took a pitch left 47 yards down to the Steelers 20 yard line.  Moore would turn the ball over, throwing an interception caught by Steeler Sean Davis, while targeting DeVante Parker across the middle.

The Dolphins defense picked up Moore and forced the Steelers to a three and out, giving the Dolphins offense the ball right back.

On 3rd and three, Bud Dupree sacked Moore, but got called for a face mask penalty, giving the Dolphins a first down near midfield.

After forcing a Dolphins punt, the Steelers were setup near the 50 yard line after a nice return from Antonio Brown.  Big Ben completed passes to Brown (15 yards), Bell (25 yard screen pass) and Roosevelt Nix (11 yard PA pass) to set up the Steelers at the 1 yard line.  Roethlisberger would then run a QB sneak into the end zone for a touchdown.

The Steelers took a 10-3 lead into the locker room and got the ball to start the 2nd half.

On the first play of the 2nd half, Le'Veon Bell took a handoff 72 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 17-3 lead.

The Dolphins first possession of the 2nd half was a good one that started on their own 21 and ended with a 32 yard field goal.  Moore completed six passes, featuring his TEs Dion Sims and Marqueis Gray.  Fins now trail 17-6 in the third.

Pittsburgh ran the ball down Miami's throat in the 3rd quarter, rushing for another 56 yards on their next possession.  However, the Fins defense would make a stop inside the red zone to force a 34 yard FG from Boswell.  The Steelers regain a 14 points lead 20-6.

On the final play of the 3rd, the Dolphins converted a third and short and piked up an extra 15 yards thanks to a face mask penalty on Steelers CB Gay.  This moved the Dolphins to midfield to open the fourth quarter.

After Moore found Kenny Stills deep down the middle of the field, Ajayi lost a fumble inside the Steelers 10 yard line that was recovered by Gay.

On 3rd and 9 the Dolphins left Tony Lippett in one on one coverage, lined up opposite Antonio Brown, who torched him down the left sideline for an 86 yard touchdown.  The Steelers noo lead 27-6.

Miami was unable to convert a 4th and short, giving Pittsburgh the ball back in the final minutes of the game.  After running out as much clock as possible on three rush attempts, the Steelers punted the ball but the game was already over.

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Ben Roethlisberger
11/14 208 yards one pass touchdown and one rush TD

Matt Moore
23/38 207 yards no touchdowns one interception

Le'Veon Bell
17 rush 134 yards one touchdown 2 catches 25 yards

Jay Ajayi
16 rush 86 yards 1 fumble lost 1 catch 11 yards

Antonio Brown
5 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown

Jarvis Landry
6 catches for 37 yards

Kenny Stills
5 catches for 59 yards

Dion Sims
5 catches for 44 yards
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