The Pittsburgh Steelers were chomping at the bit for their Week 2 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks to get the nasty taste out of their mouths after their Week 1 flop against the New England Patriots. Russell Wilson and company came into Heinz Field hoping to go 2-0, and the Steelers trying to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start.
Pittsburgh started the game with the football, but picked up right where they left off in New England going three-and-out on their first possession. Seattle’s offense responded with a first down pass from Wilson to DK Metcalf, but failed to convert again and gave the ball back to the Steelers.
The Steelers’ offense failed to convert a first down until 2:31 in first quarter, and thankfully their defense did a tremendous job keeping the score knotted at 0-0 by sacking Wilson three times in the opening frame. On Pittsburgh’s third possession, Ben Roethlisberger was able to move the offense near midfield, but stalled with 1:35 left in the quarter.
After Jordan Berry’s third punt of the day, the Steelers’ defense was able to get their first turnover of the season when T.J. Watt forced a fumble and it was recovered by Mark Barron. Barron ran the ball into the endzone, but a block in the back on Sean Davis took the touchdown off the board.
The Steelers have the football in the red-zone at the end of the first quarter.