The New England Patriots shut down a Ben Roethlisberger fake spike trick play on third-and-goal and up three points to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-24, in what may very well be the regular-season game of the year.

The Patriots drove down the field with time running out in the fourth to take the one-point lead and extended it to three with a two-point conversion.

The Steelers took over, completed a 69-yard play to Juju Smith-Schuster and added what appeared to be a touchdown reception to tight end Jesse James.

Officials overturned it, Roethisberger completed a little out route and the clock continued running. With about 12 seconds left, Roethlisberger snapped the ball, faked a spike and looked to the end zone, where he threw an interception to close the game.

The Patriots moved into the No. 1 seed in the AFC with the victory.

Patriots stun Steelers to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in wacky ending Clippit screenshot
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