Thank you for joining us for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ week two game against the New England Patriots. The Steelers (1-0) will look to stack wins ahead of a tough stretch in their schedule while the Patriots (0-1) will try to avoid digging an early season hole. This occasion is unique for a couple reasons. For one, its the first regular season game at Acrisure Stadium since the name change. Also, the last time these two teams faced off without either Tom Brady or Ben Roethlisberger was before the turn of the millennium in 1998. Kordell Stewart and Drew Bledsoe were the quarterbacks at the time.
Both teams have young rosters, but the steady hands of two of the most veteran coaches in the National Football League.
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Steelers Inactive Players
QB Mason Rudolph
G Kendrick Green
DE Isaiahh Loudermilk
ILB Mark Robinson
WR Steven Sims
OLB David Anenih
Patriots Inactive Players
QB Bailey Zappe
G Chasen Hines
DB Marcus Jones
DT Sam Roberts
DB Joshuah Bledsoe
START OF GAME.
The Patriots won the coin toss and opted to defer. The Steelers start with the ball.
The kickoff was downed in the end zone for a touchback.
On 1st down, Najee Harris bounced outside for a gain of two. Chase Claypool received the 2nd down pass to pick up 4. On 3rd and 4, Trubisky incomplete to Pat Freiermuth probably should have caught it, but it was a hard pass outside his radius.
Pressley Harvin had a booming punt. Connor Heyward got downfield and the punt was dropped. It rolled into the end zone for a touch back. The Patriots never had full possession, so no safety.
On 1st and 10, the Mac Jones pass fell incomplete with Arthur Maulet in coverage. On 2nd, a run off left tackle by Damien Harris for 3 yards. 3rd and 7, Jakobi Meyers split the defenders after the crosser and picked up just enough for the first down.
1st and 10, Harris rushed for about 4 yards. A two yard rush set up 3rd and 4, which was converted on a 16 yard reception to Jakobi Meyers. The Patriots are sustaining drives early, something the Steelers offense has been unable to do this season.
Another 16 yards to Nelson Agholor, so the Patriots are very close to the red zone.
On 1st and 10, Devin Bush tackled Harris after a 9 yard gain. Back to Harris for 5 yards and a first down the next play.
Now in the red zone, Mac Jones scrambled for 2 yards. Cam Heyward brought him down for the short gain. Alex Highsmith had a nice pass rush rep there to flush him out of the pocket. On 2nd and 8, the pass fell incomplete, nearly picked off by Levi Wallace. Delay of game makes it 3rd and 13. Nelson Agholor received a short pass to the right side if the field brought down short of the line to gain. Field goal is good. 3-0 Patriots.