The Pittsburgh Steelers came into Week 7 as one of three undefeated teams left in the NFL. The two other teams were the Seattle Seahawks, and their opponent, the Tennessee Titans. Pittsburgh was on the road for just the second time this season, after four straight home games, and this would be by far this toughest test of this young 2020 regular season.
Pittsburgh won the toss and shocking chose to take the football to start the football game. On the opening drive Ben Roethlisberger connected with both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson to get the ball to the Tennessee side of the field.
From there it was a mix of pass and run which got the Steelers into the red-zone. After Roethlisberger hit James Conner for a touchdown pass, a face mask penalty on Chukwuma Okorafor negated the score. Two plays later it was Roethlisberger hitting Johnson to cap off a 75-yard, 9 play, 9:18 drive.
The Chris Boswell point after was good, making the score 7-0 with 5:42 left in the first quarter.
Ryan Tannehill and company took over for their first offensive possession and were not able to even get a first down before punting the ball back to the Steelers. It didn’t take the Steelers long to move the ball into Tennessee territory, and that is when the first quarter would end.