Los Angeles received the ball to start the third quarter, but after converting their first third down of the game Goff was intercepted by Joe Haden to get the ball back to the Steelers’ offense. Pittsburgh was unable to do anything with the extra possession, and put the game back into their defense’s hands.
With Jared Goff on the sideline with an apparent injury, the Steelers defense forced a fourth and short. Sean McVay elected to try and fake the punt, but the pass was intercepted by Trey Edmunds, giving Pittsburgh prime position to add to their lead. But a holding call and another dropped pass resulted in another Jordan Berry punt.
Goff and company moved the ball into Pittsburgh territory with relative ease, but once in the red-zone things tightened up and the Pittsburgh defense forced a field goal attempt. Zuerlein’s 30 yard kick was good, making the score 14-10 at the end of the third quarter.