Joshua Dobbs started the second quarter for the Steelers, but in his first drive was unable to muster a first down.
After a very poor Jordan Berry punt, Nate Sudfeld drove the Eagles down the field and hit Dallas Goedert for the Philadelphia touchdown. After a defensive drive which was highlighted by missed tackles, a pre-snap penalty on the extra point changed Doug Pederson’s mind, and he went for the two-point conversion from the 1-yard line. The Eagles were successful and took the lead 8-7.
Aided by a personal foul on third-and-long, Joshua Dobbs and Fitzgerald Toussaint orchestrated a nifty drive with the second string which resulted in a Toussaint touchdown. Pittsburgh went for two, and Toussaint was successful to give the Steelers a 15-8 lead, but the offense was helped out by three automatic penalties on the Eagles during the drive.
Sudfeld took over for the Eagles again, and the Steelers recorded their second interception of the game, this one by Cameron Sutton. The interception gave Dobss and company the football on the 35-yard line. On the following play, Dobbs gave the ball right back by throwing an interception of his own.
With new life, Sudfeld wasted little time hitting a huge touchdown over Dashaun Phillips for 63-yards. After another pre-snap penalty by the Steelers on the point-after, Philadelphia chose to go for two again, but failed. At the two-minute warning, the Steelers clung to a 15-14 lead.
Dobbs took over the two-minute drill, and put together a phenomenal drive capped off by a tremendous catch by Damoun Patterson to extend the Steelers’ lead. Boswell’s point-after made the score 22-14 Pittsburgh heading into halftime.