3 long return TDs in 4th quarter an NFL first

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Vikings-Steelers game was the first in NFL history to feature three return touchdowns of 75 yards or longer in a fourth quarter.

All three scores — two by Pittsburgh, one by Minnesota — came in the final 6 minutes of Pittsburgh’s 27-17 victory on Sunday.

LaMarr Woodley returned a Brett Keisel-forced fumble by Brett Favre 77 yards to push the Steelers’ lead to 20-10 with 6:23 remaining. Percy Harvin answered 14 seconds later with an 88-yard kickoff return.

The Steelers completed the frantic fourth quarter by scoring on linebacker Keyaron Fox’s 82-yard return of a Favre-thrown interception with one minute remaining.

Pittsburgh hadn’t scored two defensive touchdowns in a game since Dewayne Washington had two interception return scores against Jacksonville on Nov. 22, 1998.

Received 10/25/09 09:14 pm ET