The second half started without much fan fare, at least for the Steelers. After the Pittsburgh defense forced a punt on the opening drive, Joshua Dobbs followed Mason Rudolph’s script to start and threw a pick-six to extend Green Bay’s lead 41-14 early in the 3rd quarter.
Dobbs bounced back nicely from his rough start, and was able to hit rookie James Washington for a high-pointing touchdown grab to cap off a nice drive.
After the score, Mike Tomlin elected to go for two, and Dobbs was able to run the football in on a read option to make the score 41-22 about midway through the third quarter.
When you thought things might settle down for the Steelers’ defense, the team surrendered an 82-yard catch-and-run touchdown to Jake Kumerow, again extending the Green Bay lead 48-22 with over 9-minutes remaining in the third quarter.
After several punts were exchanged, Dobbs finally was able to lead the Steelers down to score, but this time it was a rushing touchdown by rookie Jaylen Samuels. Pittsburgh would again go for the two-point conversion, but fail, making the score 48-28 heading into the fourth quarter.