For the Steelers, the team was a very healthy group in Week 5, having their starting defense all on the field for the first time in 2017. In fact, the offense was only without offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert in the game, and a healthy group, especially at home, had the team set up for success Sunday.
After winning the opening coin toss, Pittsburgh decided to defer to the second half, giving Jacksonville the ball to start the game. However, it was a quick possession with a three-and-out giving the ball right back to the Steelers offense. On the first play from scrimmage, Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown deep for a huge gain.
Despite the big play, the Steelers were forced to settle for a Chris Boswell field goal to give them an early 3-0 lead.
On Pittsburgh’s second possession, which started inside their own 5-yard line, Roethlisberger was hit as he threw, and was intercepted by Jalen Ramsey, giving the Jaguars the football with their best starting position of the day.
The Jaguars are driving with the football at the end of the first quarter.