Who said the Steelers' special teams has not improved from last year to this year?
It took exactly three seconds for the Steelers to score two points on a special teams blunder by the Titans.
It was the least amount of time the Steelers have ever taken to score their first points in a regular season game.
Shaun Suisham's poor kick was fielded just in front of the goal line by Titans KR Darius Reynaud, who took a step back into the end zone and downed it, resulting in a safety.
The safety was confirmed upon review, and the Steelers led 2-0 with 14:57 left in the first quarter, plus possession after a free kick.
The Steelers started offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum as the team's second tight end on the first play. They converted a 3rd-and-8 pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Jerricho Cotchery on their first offensive possession.
The Steelers have all six of their previous home openers under head coach Mike Tomlin.
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