Coach Mike Tomlin said: "I thought he was in."
"I thought it was a touchdown," Le'Veon Bell echoed.
Ben Roethlisberger added: "I thought we scored."
"I thought I had it clean," Brown said himself. "I thought I separated really well getting to the sidelines, but it didn't seem quite enough."
"Please step out of bounds," Philbin said he was thinking.
The game came down to the final play because the Steelers' defense gave up 34 points to Ryan Tannehill (who never had played quarterback in the snow before Sunday's game) and the Dolphins' offense. The failure likely ended the Steelers' shot at the postseason.
Clark summed up the Steelers' failed, wacky final play best.
"When you put yourself in a position where you are banking on Marcus Gilbert handling the ball for you to win the game, that means you haven't done what you were supposed to do earlier."