Starting with the football to start the second half, the Packers picked up right where they left off in the first half. After an early game punt, the Packers had not be denied points since. This wouldn’t stop in the third quarter when Rodgers went back to work and converted several huge third down plays. But the drive stalled in field goal range, and Mason Crosby was called on to make the score 20-10 with 9:31 left in the third quarter.
With the Steelers’ defense failing to force a punt, pressure was added to Ben Roethlisberger to deliver when it counts. After a first down pass to Najee Harris, the drive stalled and Pressley Harvin III was called on to duty. The rookie punter shanked his punt, giving Green Bay possession at the Pittsburgh 40-yard line.
It didn’t take long for Rodgers to add to the Packers’ lead, finding Cobb again for the Green Bay touchdown. This made the score 27-10 with 4:46 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers’ offense was able to move the ball quickly down the field, with nice plays to both Najee Harris and Diontae Johnson equated in a 4th and 4 for the Steelers, on the cusp of field goal range. The pass to Najee Harris was stopped short, giving the ball back to the red-hot Packers’ offense. However, on the next drive Aaron Jones was hit by Chris Wormley forced a fumble, which was recovered by T.J. Watt.
Coming off the turnover, the Steelers were moving the ball at the end of the quarter.