After halftime, and an Atlanta punt to start the third quarter, Pittsburgh took the ball and wasted little time adding to their lead. Led by Conner, Roethlisberger threw a bullet to Antonio Brown for the touchdown, and to extend the lead 20-10.
Antonio Brown has tied John Stallworth for the 2nd-most touchdown catches in #SteelersHistory. pic.twitter.com/SgWaidA6k1— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 7, 2018
Atlanta’s ensuing drive resulted in another three-and-out, but on the punt Roosevelt Nix knifed through the line of scrimmage to get his hand on the football for the block. The play gave the Steelers the football already in the red-zone.
Get you a guy who can do it all. pic.twitter.com/Ues60WZfz9— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 7, 2018
Two plays later it was James Conner who followed Roosevelt Nix’s blocking and hit pay dirt for the second time of the day, and extending the Steelers’ lead 27-10.
Punts. Defenders. Doesn't matter.@Dat_Dude_Nix blocks them all. pic.twitter.com/UObRDayME4— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 7, 2018
The Falcons have the ball, and are driving, to end the 3rd quarter.