At the end of the first half the three important games’ scores are as follows:
10-7 Steelers over Browns
14-14 Bills vs. Patriots
3-3 Jets vs. Dolphins
The Steelers quickly move down the field with three straight plays for good gains. Pickett to Diontae Johnson to make it 3rd and 1. Gunner Olszewski on the jet sweep to convert. Olszewski hobbled off the field after the play.
1st and 10, to Najee Harris for 8 yards. 2nd and 2, Harris for another 9 yards. Denzel Ward and Reggie Ragland out injured for the Browns. That is significant.
On 1st and 10, Najee rushed for just one yard. On 2nd, Pickett tossed the ball away after rolling out with nothing downfield. 3rd and 9, Pickett sacked. Another dud in the red zone. Field goal is good. 13-7 Steelers.
Both the Dolphins and the Patriots are in scoring position for the go ahead score.
TJ Watt sacked Watson, but the next play Watson scrambled for a big gain and a first down.
On 2nd, Robert Spillane registered an 11 yard sack. Watson got up and ran for a first down, but his elbow was down so that’s the play. 3rd and 18, Damontae Kazee intercepted the football. Excellent read and react by Kazee. He saw that from a mile away.
On 3rd and 3, Pickett complete to Warren for the first down. 1st and goal. Najee Harris punched it in for the touchdown. 20-7 Steelers.
The Browns with the ball back, 3rd and 9, TJ Watt and Alex Highsmith split a sack on Watson. The punt was downed at the 32 yard line.
The Bills returned their second kickoff of the day for a touchdown. They lead the Patriots by 11 points in the final minutes of the third quarter. Meanwhile in Miami, the Jets tied the game 6-6 at the start of the 4th quarter.
On 3rd and 10, Pickett incomplete to Jaylen Warren. Pressley Harvin III’s punt downed at the 23.