Quarterback Joshua Dobbs scrambled for a 1-yard touchdown run with two seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 in the preseason finale for both teams on Thursday night at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Damiere Byrd's 13-yard pass from Joe Webb with 1:18 left in the first half gave the Panthers the lead that they held for more than a half of playing time.
Earlier in the second quarter, Dobbs hooked up with receiver Justin Hunter on a 58-yard scoring play down the right sideline for a 10-7 lead.
The game featured reserves almost exclusively on a night that included a significant pregame rain. There was no scoring in the second half until the Dobbs run.
Pittsburgh finished 3-1 in the preseason. Carolina went 2-2.
The Steelers were in position to retake the lead early in the third quarter but were stopped on downs at the Carolina 5-yard line.
Then with about 1:30 remaining, Pittsburgh receiver Cobi Hamilton took a reception to the 10-yard line, where he was hit and fumbled. The Panthers recovered in the end zone.
A punt gave the Steelers a chance for their winning drive.
Anderson was 2 of 10 for 10 yards and backup Joe Webb completed 8 of 12 for 88 yards.
Jones was 4 for 6 for 28 yards but picked off once. Pittsburgh's first points came on Chris Boswell's 35-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter.
Byrd, a second-year pro, has three touchdown catches this preseason.
Panthers linebacker David Mayo's interception and 27-yard return set up running back Fozzy Whittaker's 4-yard touchdown run for the game's first points.
Carolina kicker Graham Gano, who has been in a tight competition with rookie Harrison Butker, missed his only field-goal attempt in the preseason finale when his 51-yarder bounced off the right upright in the third quarter.