To start the second half the Steelers received the football, and behind some strong running by James Conner were able to move the ball into Miami territory. However, the Steelers had to settle for a 54-yard Chris Boswell field goal attempt that came up short.
Miami had tremendous field position to start their opening drive of the second half, but on third and ten it was another Fitzpatrick to Fitzpatrick pass, but Ryan threw it to Minkah for the former Dolphins’ second interception of the game.
In football, points off turnovers are huge, and Mason Rudolph delivered his best performance of the night on a drive that took up nearly 8 minutes and ended with a nice throw to JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 26 yard score. The Boswell point after gave the Steelers their first lead of the night, making the score 17-14 with 3:16 left in the third quarter.
The Dolphins have possession of the ball in Pittsburgh territory to end the third quarter.