The Browns received the football to start the second half, but their first drive of the third quarter resulted in a rare punt. Ben Roethlisberger and company picked up where they left off in the second quarter, and put together another impressive drive.
Roethlisberger had big passes to Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, but the best pass was the touchdown pass to Eric Ebron.
The Steelers decided to go for two, but the pass intended for James Conner fell incomplete, and the score was 35-16 with 7:22 left in the third quarter.
After a quick three-and-out for Baker Mayfield and the Browns’ offense, and the Steelers’ offense continued to remain red-hot. Roethlisberger went into the all-pass no huddle offense, and converted on several huge third down situations.
Conversions to Dionate Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Eric Ebron moved the Steelers into a first and goal situation. After three passes which didn’t invoke much confidence, the Steelers went for it on 4th and goal and Roethlisberger hit Smith-Schuster for the touchdown.
Chris Boswell made the extra point, making the score 35-23 with 2:57 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers have the ball near midfield with a tough 4th and 1 decision coming up to end the 3rd quarter.