Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison continues to hold off Father Time as the 38-year-old not only had the only sack in Sunday night’s Divisional Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, he also drew a holding call on the potential game-tying two-point conversion play with 2:47 left in the fourth quarter.
Harrison beat Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher on the aforementioned play and was essentially dragged down to the ground. Sunday night was not the first time that Harrison has faced Fisher and had success against him.
After Sunday’s game was over, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier told the media what Harrison had told him earlier in the week while talking about his teammate being held on the two-point conversion.
“Deebo [Harrison] just made a great play. He told me earlier this week that he felt he could of got [Eric] Fisher a few of times and I think he did. That really helped us out in that situation,” Shazier said.
Harrison’s sack of Smith came with 6:01 left in third quarter on a 3rd and 7 play from the Steelers 44-yard-line and it forced the Chiefs to punt.
Harrison led the Steelers in sacks during the regular season with 5 and they all came during the second half of the regular season. His sack Sunday against the Chiefs now gives him 2.5 during the playoffs.
By the way, when the Steelers returned from Kansas City early Monday morning, Harrison headed right for the team facility and hit the weights in order to begin preparing for the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.