Steelers stomp Titans, become the only unbeaten


Keith Allison, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Ben Roethlisberger at the Steelers’ game vs. the Ravens on Dec. 27, 2015. The Steelers lost the game 20-17.

Jaden Goodman, Staff Writer

The Steelers got off to a quick start on Sunday, scoring a touchdown on the opening possession for the first time in almost 22 months. With that opening possession taking nine minutes and eighteen seconds, the Titans offense became cold on the bench and performed a three-and-out drive.

The beginning of the second quarter was the same story, the Steelers took another long drive and scored another touchdown.

After this touchdown, the Titans needed a score so the game wouldn’t slip away early. They trotted down the field and scored a touchdown on a four-yard pass to Chris Davis.

After this touchdown, the Steelers took a quick possession and got a 38-yard field goal from Chris Boswell.

The Steelers forced the Titans to another three-and-out and hoped for another touchdown before halftime. That’s exactly what they get, after the punt from the Titans, Ray-Ray McCloud returned the ball 57 yards to the Tennessee 17-yard line.

The Steelers scored in 43 seconds making the score 24-7 at halftime.

The Steelers came out with a field goal to start the second half, but the offense went blank from there.

The Titans, on the other hand, came out shooting in the second half completing a 73-yard completion and a touchdown to receiver AJ Brown. This play gave the Titans a spark that they would ride for the rest of the game.

The Steelers turned the ball over and the Titans regain possession.

Gostkowski scored a 51-yard field goal to make the game 27-17.

The Steelers got another opportunity to score when they got the first down, but then they went nowhere and punted the ball again.

The Titans got the ball and walked to the red zone, where the Steelers defense was making great defensive stops. It became fourth down at the 1-yard line, and the Titans decided to pass the ball and caught Minkah Fitzpatrick with a holding penalty and gained a new set of downs. They then ran Derrick Henry through for a touchdown.

The Steelers offense then put together a seven-minute and thirty-eight-second drive and slowly marched down the field, but ultimately Ben Roethlisberger threw his third interception of the day, and the Titans still only needed a field goal to send the game to overtime.

The Titans made it into field goal range for Gostkowski, this one only being from 45 yards out.

He kicked the ball and it drifted right.

The Steelers held onto the lead despite a horrible second half and improve to 6-0.

The Steelers are the only team remaining in the NFL that are unbeaten.

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