PITTSBURGH – The Steelers got a second-quarter touchdown and made up for their missed PAT with a two-point conversion to tie the game at 14 at halftime on Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Here's a recap of the first half.
The Packers scored on their first two possessions and got one turnover on defense in the first quarter as they took a 14-6 lead over the Steelers.
The Packers won the toss and deferred. WR Martavis Bryant returned the opening kickoff 38 yards to the Pittsburgh 41, and QB Ben Roethlisberger hit WR Antonio Brown for 20 yards on the game’s first snap.
A 10-yard pass to Bryant and an 11-yard run by RB Le’Veon Bell got the Steelers into the red zone. On third-and-6 from the 14, Roethlisberger found TE Jesse James on a quick screen for 10 yards. The Packers stopped them on three plays from inside the 5-yard line, but on fourth-and-goal from the 1, Roethlisberger’s shovel pass to TE Xavier Grimble was good for the TD.
K Chris Boswell was wide left on the extra point, leaving the score 6-0 with 8:14 left in the quarter.
A personal foul on the Steelers on the touchback gave the Packers the ball on the 40 to start. Two runs by RB Jamaal Williams for 12 yards picked up one first down. An illegal hands to the face penalty wiped out a third-down sack to move the chains again. QB Brett Hundley then found a wide-open WR Randall Cobb down the left sideline for a 39-yard touchdown, and K Mason Crosby’s PAT gave the Packers a 7-6 lead.
Roethlisberger got the Steelers moving again on a 17-yard pass to James on third-and-5, one snap after James dropped a wide-open ball over the middle. On the next third down, CB Damarious Randall stepped in front of WR Eli Rogers for a diving interception. He was ruled down by contact after a replay review of his return for a TD, and the Packers took over on their own 45.
Three snaps later, on third-and-9, Hundley threw a screen pass to Williams, who raced up the field untouched for a 54-yard touchdown, putting the Packers up 14-6 with 1:22 left in the quarter.
Pittsburgh faced third-and-1 from its own 30 as the quarter expired.
Roethlisberger hit Brown for a 2-yard gain to convert on third-and-short to open the second quarter. A 13-yard pass to Brown picked up another first down, but on the ensuing third-and-5, Roethlisberger was tackled by LB Kyler Fackrell 2 yards short of the first down on a scramble, and the Steelers punted.
Taking over on their own 5, the Packers went three-and-out and had to punt from their own 10. A holding penalty on the Steelers on the return hurt their potential good field position and they started on their own 35.
Roethlisberger hit Brown for 39 yards on third-and-5 to get the ball to the Green Bay 21. Two plays later, he connected with Bryant on a 17-yard touchdown to complete a quick five-play scoring drive. Roethlisberger’s pass to Brown was good for the two-point conversion, tying the game at 14 with 7:20 left in the half.
Hundley scrambled for 6 yards on third down to move the sticks, but Cobb was stopped on the next third down on a shovel pass, and the Packers punted again. It was also announced that Packers rookie CB Kevin King was questionable to return with a shoulder injury, which kept King out of last week’s game as well.
Bell picked up 8 yards on a shovel pass, and then 6 and 3 on runs to take it down to the two-minute warning. Roethlisberger scrambled for 14 yards to get across midfield. On third-and-7 from the 43, the pass to Brown, guarded by CB Davon House, was incomplete.
WR Trevor Davis fair-caught the Pittsburgh punt on the Green Bay 10 with 1:06 on the clock. Williams ran for 12 yards and gained 5 on a screen, and the Packers called timeout with 37 seconds left. After one more run, the Packers let the clock run out.