CINCINNATI -- To say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant answered the challenge with his third-quarter touchdown catch would be unfair to the insanely difficult nature of this catch that will be played on a social media loop for weeks.
Bryant got two feet down and kept the football secure against his back leg as he flipped -- you heard that right -- out of the end zone, holding on for a 10-yard reception that had no business being completed.
Even that description isn't adequate. Bryant landed on his backside and had possession of the ball the entire time, with his arm reached behind him to possess the ball. A perfect 10.
Officials reviewed the play and deemed it a score, giving the Steelers a 15-0 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals. The play was ridiculous and will stand in football folklore.
Bryant aggressively spiked the ball after the play, showing he was eager to answer the challenge issued by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to "toughen up."