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What went right, wrong vs. Jacksonville

Posted Oct 8, 2017

The highs and lows of the Steelers regular Week 5 matchup vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The highs and lows of the Steelers regular season Week 5 game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.

1:00 p.m. ET - Kickoff

1:07 p.m. ET - What went right: Jacksonville took the opening kickoff and went three-and-out with Blake Bortles throwing incomplete on third-and-5. But the big play of the possession came on second down. On a draw play to Leonard Fournette, there was a big hole in the iddle of the Steelers defense, but T.J. Watt looped around and back into the hole to make the tackle and hold it to a short gain.

1:11 p.m. ET - What went right: Based on how it began, the Steelers first possession of the game ended up being a disappointment. After taking over at their own 23-yard line following a 42-yard punt by Brad Nortman, Antonio Brown beat Jalen Ramsey and hauled in a Ben Roethlisberger pass for a 49-yard gain to the Jacksonville 23-yard line. That was the Steelers’ first play, and their third play was a 10-yard run by Le’Veon Bell that was good for a first down at the 13-yard line. But from there, the Steelers sputtered, and Chris Boswell’s 29-yard field goal gave the Steelers a 3-0 led.

1:32 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Steelers’ second possession began inside their own 5-yard line and ended with an interception by Jalen Ramsey that gave Jacksonville possession at the Pittsburgh 47-yard line. In between, Le’Veon Bell ran three times for 13 yards and caught four passes for 27 more. Ramsey made a great play on the ball for the interception.

1:34 p.m. ET - End of 1st Quarter: Steelers 3, Jaguars 0

1:40 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Jaguars capitalized on the takeaway with an eight-play, 47-yard drive that was capped by Leonard Fournette vaulting the middle for a 2-yard touchdown that gave the Jaguars a 7-3 lead with 12:19 remaining in the second quarter. Blake Bortles attempted only one pass on the drive, and he completed it to Allen Hurns for an 18-yard gain.

2:11 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The possession didn’t yield any points, but the Jaguars held the ball for seven minutes, converted two third downs, registered four first downs, and then when they finally were forced to punt, Brad Nortman’s kick pinned the Steelers at their own 5-yard line with 1:51 remaining in the first half. The Jaguars led at the time, 7-3.

2:27 p.m. ET - What went right: Blake Bortles’ pass to James O’Shaughnessy was caught, but the receiver landed on Vince Williams and wasn’t down by contact when Ryan Shazier came over and stole the ball. The play was ruled an interception, and the Steelers took possession at their own 39-yard line with 41 seconds left. Ben Roethlisberger then completed passes of 21 yards to JuJu Smith-Schuster and 23 yards to Antonio Brown to allow Chris Boswell to kick the 34-yard field goal that made it Jaguars 7, Steelers 6 at halftime.

2:29 p.m. ET - Halftime: Jaguars 7, Steelers 6

2:53 p.m. ET - What went right: It was another one of those offensive possessions that covered a lot of yards and ate up a good bit of clock, but the end result was somewhat unsatisfying. It was a 14-play, 73-yard drive that the Steelers offense put together to open the second half, but it ended up with a 20-yard field goal by Chris Boswell. Ben Roethlisberger completed 7-of-11 for 42 yards on the drive, and Le’Veon Bell carried three times for 21 yards. The Steelers led, 9-7, with just under nine minutes left in the third quarter.

2:57 p.m. ET - What went right: The Steelers defense answered that go-ahead field goal with a three-and-out that was capped by T.J. Watt’s sack of Blake Bortles on third down. The Steelers offense took possession – after a holding penalty on the punt return – on their own 23-yard line with 7:22 left in the third quarter.

2:59 p.m. ET - What went wrong: Ben Roethlisberger’s second interception of the game ended up in the end zone, and the Jaguars regained the lead with 6:38 left in the third quarter. After a first down pass completion to Martavis Bryant lost 1 yards, Roethlisberger’s attempt for Antonio Brown was tipped by Abry Jones and intercepted by linebacker Telvin Smith, who returned it 28 yards for a touchdown. The Jaguars led, 13-9, after Jason Myers missed the extra point.

3:07 p.m. ET - What went wrong: Ben Roethlisberger’s third interception of the game ended up in the end zone as well, about two-and-a-half minutes of game time after the previous one. On a third-and-17 from the Pittsburgh 34-yard line, Roethlisberger attempted to get the ball to Antonio Brown. When the ball arrived, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey got a hand in it, and it bounced directly to Barry Church, who returned it 51 yards for the score. Jacksonville led, 20-9, with four minutes left in the third quarter.

3:16 p.m. ET - End of 3rd Quarter: Jaguars 20, Steelers 9

3:35 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Jaguars extended their lead and ate up eight more minutes of clock time with a 13-play, 67-yard drive that included 12 straight running plays and then a 47-yard field goal by Jason Myers that upped Jacksonville’s lead to 23-9 with 6:43 remaining in the game.

3:40 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The fourth interception came with 5:30 remaining in the game and appeared to result when JuJu Smith-Schuster slipped as he attempted to make his cut over the middle of the field. The interception was made by Tashaun Gipson.

4:02 p.m. ET - Final Score: Jaguars 30, Steelers 9

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