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Steelers vs. Falcons, Week 5: 2nd quarter in-game update

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1st Quarter In-Game Update

On the first drive of the second quarter, and only their second of the game, the Falcons knew they had to come up with an answer. After converting several third-and-long situations, Matt Ryan found Mohammed Sanu for the Falcons’ first score of the game, making the score 13-7.

After the Steelers’ first three-and-out of the game, the Falcons’ went on a time consuming drive deep into Pittsburgh territory. A pair of Pittsburgh penalties aided the drive, but back-to-back sacks by T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward held Atlanta to a Matt Bryant field goal. The 47-yard kick was good, making the score 13-10 with just under 5 minutes remaining in the first half.

Throughout the second quarter, the Steelers had yet to even gain a first down, let alone put points on the board, but with 1:42 left in the half the Pittsburgh defense got the offense the ball back with a chance to extend their lead. With the ball inside the 10-yard line, Roethlisberger tried to find Antonio Brown in the endzone but was intercepted.

The score would stand 13-10 at halftime, with the Falcons due to get the ball to start the 3rd quarter.