The Titans received the football to start the second half, but their opening possession of the half was short lived. After a T.J. Watt sack on first down, and a Terrell Edmunds tackle for loss on Derrick Henry set up a third and long which fell short.
Pittsburgh’s offense continued to have their way with the Tennessee defense. After a late hit personal foul call on a nice James Conner run set up the Steelers in Titans territory, and a defensive pass interference call on Chase Claypool, the Steelers were set up in the red-zone. However, they had to settle for another Chris Boswell field goal to make the score 27-7 with 10:25 left in the quarter.
It didn’t take the Titans long to answer those points. Desperately needing a play, Ryan Tannehill threw a strike to A.J. Brown, who split the safeties and ran 73 yards to hit pay dirt. The Gostkowski extra point was good, making the score 27-14 with 9:13 left in the quarter.
After both offenses exchanged three-and-outs, the Steelers were putting together a drive when Ben Roethlisberger’s pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage and intercepted. Tennessee had the best field position of the game for the drive, but a sack on first down was too much to overcome.
Tennessee put Stephen Gostkowski on the field for a 51-yard attempt, and it was good, making the score 27-17 with 2:55 left in the quarter.
The score would hold heading into the fourth quarter.