After the first quarter, the Steelers had yet to even get a first down on offense, and the Browns’ offense continued to move the ball with ease against the Pittsburgh defense, but again were held to another field goal attempt. This time, Joseph’s 41-yard attempt was wide right, and the Steelers dodged a major bullet early in the second quarter.
When things looked awful, Ben Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for the team’s first first down of the game, and the mojo continued between the two after Roethlisberger found Brown for a 43-yard touchdown catch. Chris Boswell nailed the point-after, giving the Steelers a 7-6 lead.
The Browns’ next drive looked promising, again, but after cross midfield Mayfield threw his first interception, as Joe Haden snagged his first pick of the 2018 season.
The Steelers took the football in hopes of adding to their lead before halftime, and were able to move the ball down to the one-yard line with just 10 seconds left in the game without any more timeouts left. On the 1st-and-goal play, Roethlisberger threw a quick hitting pass to Brown for the touchdown.
Doing what he does best. pic.twitter.com/zHRrqnnBKU— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 28, 2018
The Boswell point-after made the score 14-6 heading into halftime, and the Steelers to receive the ball to start the third quarter.