The Steelers received the football to start the third quarter, and Dwayne Haskins remained at quarterback for the black and gold. The Steelers ran primarily behind Kevin Dotson, left guard, and Dan Moore, left tackle, as they moved quickly down the field.
Throw in Haskins connecting several times to move the chains, the Steelers found their way into the red-zone. After a botched play, Haskins was able to draw the defense offside and turned the free play into a 22-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Johnson.
The Sam Sloman kick was good, and made the score 16-14 in favor of Philadelphia with 9:30 left in the third quarter.
Philadelphia’s first possession of the third quarter was short lived with Nick Mullens at quarterback. On third down Jamir Jones pressured Mullens into an early throw, which was intercepted by third year cornerback Justin Layne.
Haskins and the Steelers’ offense wasted little time moving the ball into the red-zone, and once they got there it was all on the ground when Jaylen Samuels punched the ball in for the team’s third touchdown.
After another Sloman point after, the score was 21-16, in favor of Pittsburgh with 2:39 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers forced a three-and-out, and were driving once again to finish the third quarter.