The Titans took the second quarter moving the ball with ease, but after a Cameron Heyward sack, it forced Tennessee into a 48-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop. But the kick was blocked by T.J. Watt, giving Pittsburgh their best starting field position of the game.
The Steelers did nothing with the turnover, and their next three offensive possessions, but within 5-minutes left in the half, Mariota was picked off for the second time, this time by Coty Sensabaugh, which set up the Steelers just outside the Tennessee red-zone.
Despite the field position, the Steelers settled for another Boswell field goal to give them a 13-7 lead, and this was a huge win for the Tennessee defense to hold the Pittsburgh offense to six points off the two first half turnovers.
After the Pittsburgh defense was able to get a quick three-and-out, Roethlisberger and company were able to move the ball into field goal range, and Boswell’s 50-yard field goal gave Pittsburgh a 16-7 lead heading into halftime.