Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson will end his Thanksgiving weekend with a heaping helping of humble pie.
Johnson, a media darling this past week, dropped a game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. That's the fact of the matter, but fact undersells just how devastating the drop was. Kid was wide open - which, again, is an understatement. He had this organization's biggest statement win in years in his hands, and like so many Bills before him, he let the opportunity slip through his fingers.
The big drop highlighted a horrid outing for Johnson, and was just the biggest opportunity that the Bills left on the field in losing 19-16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Leodis McKelvin's sure touchdown on the opening kickoff of overtime was eradicated when he tripped over teammate Arthur Moats. Lee Evans dropped an open throw on a deep pass in overtime. Pittsburgh recovered a fumble forced by a Chris Kelsay sack. McKelvin fumbled a punt, and while the Bills recovered, it flipped field position - a critical factor with the Bills moving into the wind. That's just overtime, folks.
Buffalo was able to erase a 13-0 halftime deficit despite getting dominated in the first two quarters of play. Fred Jackson scored on a 65-yard screen pass to cut the lead to 13-7, and after the Steelers opened up a 16-13 lead following two Rian Lindell field goals, Lindell connected again to send the game to overtime.
The rest will live on in Bills infamy.
Buffalo falls to 2-9 on the season, and they get the Minnesota Vikings on the road next week.