Big Ben, LeBron, and Logano All Come Up Clutch on Sunday

Jonathan Grant | November 19th, 2018

Mere days after it was confirmed that running back Le’Veon Bell would not be playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season, the Yellow and Black got a gusty rushing touchdown from none other than veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to win the game late against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers, now 7-2-1 on the season and flying high, came into the fourth quarter trailing by a score of 16-6 against the now 3-7 home Jags. But it was what happened with eight seconds to go that will be remembered. Big Ben was in the shotgun and took the snap from the one-yard line. He rolled right looking for his two reads, but they were both covered. So, with time running out, he went for the goal line. He dove in, evading not only the Jaguars but also his own men to score the decisive TD and give his team more cushion in the division lead as a result. Elsewhere in the NFL, Drew Brees didn’t what Drew Brees does by taking his Saints to a 48-7 win over the Eagles. He now has 25 TD’s and only one INT this season. In Baltimore, Lamar Jackson made his first start and led the Ravens to the win over the Bengals in part because of his 117 yards on the ground.

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Elsewhere, King James returned to the throne in Miami for one night only on Sunday and with it came a relentless performance. The Lakers star had still yet to win a single time since he had departed the Heat back in 2014, but that was set to change on the day as he put up a sparkling 51 points as he made history yet again. James, whose Lakers won 113-97 over the hapless Heat, became only the fifth player in NBA history to score 50 or more points in a game for three different teams. On top of that, it was his 12th game of such distinction in his career, making him sixth all-time on that list. It wasn’t the happiest of reunions for the Heat, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.

The NASCAR Cup champion was crowned on Sunday at Homestead, and despite what fans might have wanted to see, the 2018 winner ended up being Joey Logano. Logano won the final race of the season to claim the Championship, beating defending champion Martin Truex, Jr. and former champions Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. It is Logano’s first title win of his career, and it comes weeks after he took a controversial move to win at Martinsville over Truex just to get here. Logano, widely regarded as the underdog due to his lack of performance over the year compared to the other three, proved that it only matters late in the year now, and he is thus the champion of the sport as a result.

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