Pittsburgh Rallies Late to Overcome Jags 16-Point Lead in Thriller

This contest between Jacksonville and Pittsburgh did not particular start off with a bang. Four straight punts finally lead to the Jags getting within field goal range after a near 9-minute drive. Jacksonville gets the first points on the board, lead 3-0 in the 2nd quarter.

Leonard Fournette lead the Jags rushing attacking downfield once more and gave Josh Lambo another shot at adding points to the board for Jacksonville. Now 6-0 after a 38-yard field goal.

Ben Roethlisberger continued to have a rough time with the Jags defense. On the first place after the Jags second score, Roethlisberger threw an inadvertent pass intended for Antonio Brown right into Jalen Ramsey‘s hands.

Everything looked to be going the Jags way again as a pass intended for James O’Shaughnessy was tipped and ended uo in the hands of Dede Westbrook. The Jags settled for another field goal from Lambo, now a 9-0 lead for the Jags.

The Steelers offense looked absolutely stagnant the entire 1st half. Big Ben threw yet another interception, this time to Barry Church. After a half of football, the Steelers have 66 total yards (53 passing, 16 rushing). Jags lead 9-0 at half time.

Pittsburgh finally was able to get into the red-zone after some penalties from the Jags, but Big Ben forced a pass to Antonio Brown and the drive ended with another Jacksonville interception. Jalen Ramsey’s second of the day.

Jacksonville took advantage of the Steelers mishap. Leonard Fournette tormented Pittsburgh some more with his brutal run game. Fournette took a leap for Jacksonville’s first touchdown of the day, now lead 16 to 0.

Pittsburgh clearly got tired of seeing a 0 on the scoreboard, and it didn’t take long for Big Ben to make some magic happen. Roethlisberger connected with AB for a 78-yard touchdown, as AB ran a brilliant route and completely fooled the Jags defense. After a failed 2-point conversion, Steelers trail 6-16.

The Steelers defense turned things on for the Jags next offensive drive, Vince Williams and Cam Heyward had a sack each to cap off the drive and give Pittsburgh the ball back.

The Steelers offense looked excellent on a drive leading up to the two minute warning. Roethlisberger looked sharp as he fed the ball to James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster with ease. Ben finally ended the drive with a touchdown strike to his tight end Vance McDonald. Steelers trail 13 to 16 after the extra point.

On the final drive of the game, Big Ben took matters into hands and made his way down field with ease. Roethlisberger found AB for a great connection to put them comfortably within the red-zone. After a couple penalties from the Jags, Ben ran the ball in himself and stretched for a touchdown to put the Steelers.

Steelers beat the Jags 20-16 after coming back from a deficit of 16-0.

Pittsburgh Stat Leaders

Passing Ben Roethlisberger 24-47 314 Yards 2 Touchdowns 3 Interceptions

Rushing James Conner 9 for 25 Yards

Receiving Antonio Brown 5 Receptions 117 Yards 1 Touchdown

Defensive Vince Williams 10 Tackles 1 Sack 1 Pass Deflection

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