Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant put his squad ahead 15-0 heading into the fourth quarter in Saturday’s AFC wild-card game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a touchdown catch you probably need to watch in slow motion a few times to appreciate.
Bryant twisted his body as he caught the pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the corner of the end zone, quickly losing his balance after his feet hit the turf, then dangerously holding the ball with only one hand.
But his grip proved to be enough.
Bryant pressed the football against the back of his legs as he fell forward and hopped into a somersault —
— pushing the ball between his legs as he landed on his back —
— and somehow maintained possession the entire time.
His six points also proved valuable. Because a two-point conversion failed, Bryant’s touchdown accounted for the Steelers’ last points until kicker Chris Boswell booted a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds left in the game to give the Steelers an 18-16 come-from-behind victory.
Check out the announcer remarking at Bryant’s “amazing acrobatic effort”:
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Mike Opelka contributed to this story.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.