It wasn’t his own hands or the Pittsburgh secondary Sunday that foiled Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson from hauling in what should have been the game-winning TD catch in the end zone.
It was God.
“I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!!” the 24-year-old tweeted from his iPad at around 5:15 Sunday after the Steelers’ 19-16 overtime victory. “AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…”
Johnson had a perfect pass in his hands that would have given his team an overtime victory over the heavily favored Steelers.
Instead of walking off the field the hero, however, he dropped it.
Devastated, the 24-year-old watched in horror as the Steelers drove back down the field for the game-winning field goal.
While he seemed to hold it together on the sidelines, after the game, he later addressed the one person he found to blame on Twitter: God.
Johnson had seven catches for 68 receiving yards in the loss, but dropped at least three passes on the day.
It was a stark change for the Kentucky grad who had grabbed three touchdowns in his team’s 49-31 win over Cincinnati last week.
But perhaps it was God punishing him for having too much pride in that game?
The NFL fined him after that game for his touchdown celebration after he pulled up his jersey to reveal a t-shirt that said “Why so serious?”, which was meant as a jab at Bengals wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.
“I had the game in my hands and I dropped it,” Johnson reporters after Sunday’s game. “Humbled. Humbled.
“I’ll never get over it. Ever.”