The first drive of the third quarter was customary for opening drives for the Steelers, and it resulted in a three-and-out. Just as it looked as if Murray was about to orchestrate at least a field goal drive, Joe Haden jumped a route and intercepted Murray. It was Haden’s second interception in the past two games, and a huge play for the Steelers.
Desperately in need of a touchdown off the turnover, Hodges and the offensive line put together arguably their best drive in a long time together. Powered by a mixture of Kerrith Whyte, Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell on the ground, the Steelers pounded their way into the red-zone. From there it was a Hodges pass to Diontae Johnson for the Steelers touchdown. The Boswell point after was good, making the score 20-10 Steelers with 2:00 left in the third quarter.
The Cardinals were driving the ball into Pittsburgh territory at the end of the third quarter.