Trailing 10-0, the Steelers’ offense received the football to start the second half, and they were able to put together their first scoring drive of the football game. Huge completions to both Eric Ebron and Chase Claypool put the Steelers in the red-zone for the first time in the game. However, a third down pass intended for Najee Harris fell incomplete, forcing a 24-yard Chris Boswell field goal to make the score 10-3 with 10:23 left in the third quarter.
Needing an answer to the Steelers’ first points of the game, Buffalo was able to move the ball on the cusp of field goal range. Facing 4th and 8, the Bills chose to go for it, instead of punting or kicking a field goal. The Josh Allen pass fell incomplete, giving the Steelers good field position for their second drive of the half.
Pittsburgh’s offense continued to move the ball, and took advantage of the good field position. Roethlisberger was able to connect with rookie Pat Freiermuth for a 24-yard gain, and followed that up with a sweep toss to Chase Claypool to get the offense inside the 10-yard line. However, it was another Chris Boswell field goal, this one 20-yards, instead of a touchdown to make the score 10-6 with 1:47 left in the third quarter.
The Bills have the ball nearing midfield to end the third quarter.