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What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong at Packers

COIN TOSS: Green Bay wins the toss and defers. Steelers get the football first.

4:32 p.m. – What Went Right: So much for that streak of not scoring in the first quarter. The Steelers took the opening kickoff and needed eight plays to cover 75 yards and take a 7-0 lead on a 45-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson. Najee Harris converted a third-and-1 with a 2-yard run. The touchdown came on a third-and-4, and after getting the Packers to jump offside, Ben Roethlisberger took advantage of the free play and threw a perfect pass to Johnson. It was the 400th touchdown pass of his career. Roethlisberger is the eighth quarterback in NFL history to throw at least 400 touchdown passes in his career.

4:39 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers defense forced the Packers to punt on their opening offensive possession when Devin Bush came in clean on a blitz to sack Aaron Rodgers for a 6-yard loss on a third-and-3 from the Pittsburgh 34-yard line.

FIRST QUARTER: Steelers 7, Packers 0

4:56 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Packers tied the game, 7-7, with a 4-yard run by Aaron Rodgers that capped a 13-play, 64-yard drive. Rodgers converted all three third-down situations on the drive, two of which came via completions to Randall Cobb. The drive was methodical, with the longest gain coming on a 16-yard catch-and-run by running back A.J. Dillon.

5:02 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers offensive possession following the Packers touchdown was a disaster. After a 4-yard run by Najee Harris on the first play following a kickoff that went for a touchback, Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball behind JuJu Smith-Schuster for an incomplete pass that set up a third-and-6. Kinglsey Keke knocked the ball out of Roethlisberger's hand while he was in the pocket, and Kenny Clark recovered at the Steelers 23-yard line.

5:11 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Packers capitalized on the takeaway and took a 14-7 lead by getting the ball into the end zone on a third-and-10 from the Steelers 23-yard line. Randall Cobb ran a crossing pattern and when he got away from Terrell Edmunds in the middle of the field, Aaron Rodgers hit him, and Cobb completed the play by running into the end zone. There was 2 minutes remaining in the first half.

5:23 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers cut the Packers lead to 14-10 with 5:41 left in the first half when Chris Boswell's 52-yard field goal attempt banked off the left upright and then over the crossbar to cap a 10-play, 41-yard drive. After getting one first down, the Steelers overcame a holding penalty on Dan Moore when Eric Ebron made a catch in traffic to convert a third-and-2. The Steelers looked to have a chance at a touchdown, but Roethlisberger overthrew JuJu Smith-Schuster.

5:45 p.m. – What Went Wrong: It seemed to be a game-changing play. When CBS-TV ran a replay of the apparent game-changing play, analyst Tony Romo pointed out that as soon as Packers long-snapper Hunter Bradley picked up the ball to begin the process of snapping it for Mason Crosby's 31-yard field goal attempt, Joe Haden and Minkah Fitzpatrick both began to move into the neutral zone. Fitzpatrick blocked the attempt, scooped it up and ran in 75 yards for a touchdown, but the play was nullified by an offside call on Haden. Instead of the Steelers going into halftime with a 17-14 lead, Crosby got a do-over, made the 26-yard attempt, and the Packers took a 17-10 lead at halftime.

HALFTIME: Packers 17, Steelers 10

Game action photos from the Steelers' Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field

6:14 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers defense stiffened and only allowed a field goal after the Packers took the second half kickoff and moved to a first-and-goal at the 5-yard line, but that didn't change the fact Green Bay had scored to end the first half and to start the second half and built their lead to 20-10 with a little more than nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. This time it was a 29-yard field goal by Mason Crosby, and it capped a 12-play, 64-yard drive. The Packers were whining about what they perceived to be a tripping penalty on T.J. Watt, but they were choosing to ignore the blatant hold on Watt as the play was unfolding.

6:22 p.m. – What Went Wrong: On the ensuing kickoff, Ray-Ray McCloud made a bad decision to bring the ball out of the end zone, and then Benny Snell was flagged for holding, which meant the possession began at the 8-yard line. After one first down, Ben Roethlisberger against just missed JuJu Smith-Schuster on a play that analyst Tony Romo called a potential touchdown, and then Snell followed on the next play by dropping a short pass on third down. Pressley Harvin's punt traveled only 20 yards.

6:28 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Packers made quick work of the short field, and four plays later a 1-yard pass to Randall Cobb extended Green Bay's lead to 27-10 with 4:46 remaining in the third period. The four-play drive began with an 11-yard completion to Davante Adams, and then A.J. Dillon ran for 3 yards and then 25 yards to put the ball at the 1-yard line.

6:36 p.m. – What Went Wrong: This time after Mason Crosby's field goal, Ray-Ray McCloud's 40-yard kickoff return gave the Steelers good field position to begin the possession. Two Najee Harris runs netted 14 yards, and a pass to Diontae Johnson gained 12 more. A 6-yard run by Harris was followed by two incomplete passes, and then on fourth-and-4 from the Green Bay 32-yard line a quick pass to Harris was smothered for a 1-yard loss.

6:41 p.m. – What Went Right: Raking over on downs, the Packers went into attack mode. A 28-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Allen Lazard moved the ball into Steelers territory, but on the next play, Chris Wormley stripped the ball from Aaron Jones, and T.J. Watt recovered at the Steelers 35-yard line.

6:51 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers couldn't turn the takeaway into any points, and mistakes of their own doing were a contributing factor. On third-and-4 from the Packers 37-yard line, Diontae Johnson caught a short pass and ran the play into a no gain. Then with the Steelers lined up to go for it on fourth-and-4, Johnson committed a false start. The Steelers punted instead, and Pressley Harvin's kick was downed at the 5-yard line.

7:15 p.m. – What Went Right: Najee Harris vaulted over from the 1-yard line to cap an eight-play, 65-yard drive to bring the Steelers to 27-17 with 4:04 remaining in the fourth quarter. On the possession, Ben Roethlisberger completed a 30-yard pass to James Washing to vault Dan Marino on the all-time passing yardage list. At the end of the possession, Roethlisberger had passed for 61,377 yards, according to CBS.

FINAL SCORE: Packers 27, Steelers 17