Following the T.J. Watt forced fumble, Roethlisberger and the offense took the ball inside the red-zone, and after a defensive pass interference call set them up at the one yard line, James Conner took care of the rest and plunged into the endzone for the team’s first touchdown of the season. Chris Boswell’s extra point gave the Steelers an early 7-0 lead.
In need of a response, Russell Wilson put together a masterful drive. But when it looked as if the Seahawks would have to settle for a 46-yard field goal, Daniel McCullers was called for a personal foul, giving the drive new life. On the next play Wilson found tight end Will Dissly to tie the game up at 7-7.
Following both teams punting the ball away, Roethlisberger and JuJu Smith-Schuster caught fire. After three straight first downs on three straight passes, the drive stalled after an offensive pass interference call on Vance McDonald. The results was settling for a Chris Boswell 41-yard field goal to make the score 10-7 with 2:28 left in the first half.
Despite a decent drive, Seattle missed a 58-yard field goal to keep the score 10-7 into halftime.