Game Day Blog: Steelers-Packers (8/23)

4th Quarter: Steelers 24, Packers 19Scoring Play: Shakim Phillips 20-yard touchdown reception from Landry Jones.
Scoring Summary: 8-60-4:13

4th Quarter: Steelers 18, Packers 19

Scoring Play:  Tyler Murphy 22-yard touchdown catch from Landry Jones. 2-point conversion failed.
Scoring Summary: 5-56-2:01

3rd Quarter: Steelers 12, Packers 19

Scoring Play: Garrett Hartley 46-yard field goal
Scoring Summary: 5-55-1:40

3rd Quarter: Steelers 9, Packers 19

Scoring Play: Mason Crosby 55-yard field goal.
Scoring Summary: 8-15-3:23

Steelers Injury Update: QB Bruce Gradkowski's return is questionable with a hand/finger injury. Landry Jones in at QB.

2nd Quarter: Steelers 9, Packers 16

Scoring Play: Richard Rodgers 21-yard pass from Scott Tolzien (2 pt conversion)
Scoring Summary: 6-47-1:15

Steelers Injury Update: DE Stephon Tuitt will not return with an ankle injury.

2nd Quarter: Steelers 9, Packers 8

Scoring Play: Markus Wheaton five-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger.
Scoring Summary: 7-51-3:04

Steelers Injury Update: Center Maurkice Pouncey will not return with an ankle injury.

1st Quarter: Steelers 2, Packers 8 Scoring Play: James Harrison sacked Aaron Rodgers for the safety.

1st Quarter: Steelers 0, Packers 8

Scoring Play: Eddie Lacy seven-yard touchdown run (2 pt. conversion good)
Scoring Summary:10-80-5:06

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers prepare to face off in Week 2 of the 2015 preseason at Heinz Field.

Pre-Game Activities

Youth Football celebrated

The Steelers joined the NFL in recognizing USA Football Month with activities during Sunday's preseason game against the Packers, focusing on the game's future players.

The Steelers continue to promote USA Football's Heads Up Football, a nationwide program focused on safety in all levels of the game, starting with the youngest players. More than 5,500 youth football leagues across the country participate in Heads Up Football, reaching the high school level this year.

Among the features during the game to highlight USA Youth Football Month are the following:

  • Dick's Sporting Goods Youth Football game played at halftime between Northern Catholic Wolverines and Fox Chapel Guyasuta
  • Youth Color Guard from Connellsville Area High School JROTC
  • In-stadium banners
  • Field stencils
  • Helmet stickers

Scholarship winners honored

The Steelers are honoring the three 2015 Art Rooney Scholarship recipients during pregame. The scholarship, which is funded through the Gatorade/Steelers 5K race, is awarded to three local high school students, two to graduating seniors from Perry through the Pittsburgh Promise and one from North Catholic High School.

This year's winners, who will each receive a $12,000 scholarship, are Samantha Morgan, Perry High School, who will pursue nursing at CCAC; Thomas Graham, Perry High School, who will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania to study biology for pre-medicine; and Maria Meyer, Cardinal Wuerl Northern Catholic, will attend Boston College to study biology to purse medicine as well.

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Happening at Heinz Field today:**

-- Season ticket holders kick things off pregame by unfurling a 60-yard Terrible Towel.

-- The National Anthem will be sung by Gabby Barrett, a contestant from American Idol and The Voice.

-- SSG Derek Dumas will be honored as the ATI Hometown Hero. Dumas, a member of Demon Company 1st, of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan and continues to serve in support of operations in the War on Terrorism. He has been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Airborne Wings, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals with Combat Stars.

-- The Dick's Sporting Goods co-captains for today's game are Sean McCaskill, Jr. and Nate Cullo

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