As the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers prepared to face off at Lambeau Field in Week 4, the two teams couldn’t have come into the contest on different planes. The Packers, who lost in Week 1 to the New Orleans Saints, have won their last two and look like one of the hottest teams in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Steelers, who won in Week 1 vs. the Buffalo Bills, have lost their last two and look like anything but a Super Bowl contender.
The Packers were looking to stay red hot, and the Steelers were just trying to heat up in Week 4, and after Green Bay won the coin toss, it was Ben Roethlisberger and company starting with the football. Unlike the past 11 games, including the playoffs, the Steelers were able to put together a scoring drive.
A drive which was 75 yards in length, and very balanced, equated in Ben Roethlisberger drawing the defense offsides, and a deep play to Diontae Johnson for the score.
Career TD #️⃣4️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for @_BigBen7 @Juiceup__3 | : CBS pic.twitter.com/xUGh6SeS0u— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 3, 2021
The touchdown was Roethlisberger’s 400th of his career, and the Chris Boswell extra point gave the Steelers an early 7-0 lead.
Aaron Rodgers got his chance to match Roethlisberger’s touchdown, but a 3rd down sack by Devin Bush pushed the Packers out of field goal range. The Steelers followed with a three-and-out, and Green Bay put together their best drive of the game, quickly moving into field goal range.
The Packers faced a 3rd and 5 at the end of the 1st quarter.