As the second quarter started, the Steelers were on the cusp of the red-zone with a fresh set of downs after a James Conner first down run.
On third and ten, a pass to Smith-Schuster in the end zone was broken up, and Pittsburgh was forced to settle for a Chris Boswell field goal, making the score 14-3.
The Steelers’ defense continued to resemble Swiss cheese more than a steel curtain, and on the Ravens’ first play on their next drive Flacco hit Brown for a 71-yard completion to put the Ravens deep in Pittsburgh territory. However, on the next play from scrimmage, Alex Collins fumbled at the goalline, and it was recovered by Terrell Edmunds.
Sean Davis standing strong. pic.twitter.com/Q7WQqgfm1e— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 1, 2018
The next drive started at the one-yard line, and it took up over 6 minutes of game time, but when threatening the put up their first touchdown of the game, they were held to another Boswell field goal making the socre 14-6 with 6:26 left in the first half.
Pittsburgh’s defense forced a three-and-out, giving the team’s offense the ball with 5 minutes remaining in the half. What happened next is a 76-yard drive, all passes, which ended in a beautiful strike from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown for the score.
Mike Tomlin elected to go for the two-point conversion to tie the game, and the pass to James Conner in the flat was good, tying the game at 14-14.
The score would hold heading into halftime. Pittsburgh will get the ball to start the second half.