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What went right, wrong vs. Jacksonville

* The Jaguars first offensive possession included a couple of third-down conversions, but a holding penalty on LT Luke Joeckel and then a sack by Jason Worilds had Jacksonville settle for a 43-yard field goal from Josh Scobee for a 3-0 lead 10 minutes into the first quarter.

  • Brad Wing's second punt traveled 53 yards, and then Terence Garvin secured the field position advantage by dropping Ace Sanders after a 4-yard return at the Jacksonville 21-yard line.
  • On a third-and-1 from the Jacksonville 30-yard line, Blake Bortles was pressure by Jason Worilds into throwing high and incomplete. That Jaguars punted, and the Steelers began their third possession at their own 29-yard line.
  • On a second-and-28 from the Jacksonville 9-yard line, Blake Bortles threw deep down the right sideline for rookie Allen Robinson, but Cortez Allen was running stride-for-stride, turned and found the ball, and made the interception to give the Steelers the ball at their 45-yard line.
  • It was a third-and-2 for the Steelers at their own 20-yard line late in the third quarter of a game in which they held a 10-9 lead. Ben Roethlisberger threw a jump ball down the left sideline, and Antonio Brown went high to snag the ball over CB Will Blackmon for a 30-yard gain.
  • Two plays after the sack/strip of Ben Roethlisberger that gave Jacksonville the ball at its 17-yard line, Blake Bortles tried to get the ball into the right flat for WR Allen Hurns. Brice McCain read the route and cut in front of Hurns to make the interception ands return it 22 yards for the touchdown that gave the Steelers a 17-9 lead with 12 minutes remaining in the game.
  • The Steelers extended their lead to 17-9 and then forced the Jaguars to punt on the ensuing possession. Starting at their 18-yard line, the Steelers soon were facing a third-and-9 from the 19-yard line. Ben Roethlisberger dumped a pass over the middle to Le'Veon Bell, who turned it into as 12-yard gain and a first down.
  • On a third-and-5 from the Jacksonville 24-yard line and less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Blake Bortles' attempted pass was batted at the line of scrimmage by Brett Keisel. Following the punt, the Steelers took over at their 36-yard line.
  • On a third-and-2 on that possession, nobody covered Heath Miller, and Ben Roethlisberger pitched it to him for the 13 yards that gave the Steelers a first down at their 43-yard line.
  • This time the Steelers offense delivered when it had the chance to ice the outcome. On third-and-1 from the Jaguars 34-yard line with Jacksonville out of timeouts and the two-minute warning looming. LeGarrette Blount plowed for the necessary yardage to give the Steelers the first down and set up victory formation.

* The Steelers won the toss and elected to take the ball. On a third-and-5, Ben Roethlisberger had Markus Wheaton open and dropped the ball right in his hands. Wheaton dropped the ball, and the Steelers punted.

  • On a third-and-10 from the Steelers 34-yard line, Blake Bortles escaped the pass rush and ran for 11 yards for a first down to the 23-yard line.
  • On the kickoff following the field goal that gave the Jaguars a 3-0 lead, Robert Golden was flagged for holding, which put the ball at the Pittsburgh 13-yard line for the start of the Steelers' second possession.

The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Jacksonville in Week 5 to take on the Jaguars at EverBank Field

  • First-and-goal at the 5-yard line. Le'Veon Bell didn't touch the ball. The Steelers didn't attempt a running play. When Ben Roethlisberger couldn't find an open receiver on third down, he eventually was sacked by Paul Posluszny. The Steelers settled for a 24-yard field goal from Shaun Suisham and a 3-3 tie with 12:35 left in the first half.
  • On the kickoff following Suisham's tying field goal, Vince Williams, who lines up next to the kicker, was offside. On the re-kick following the 5-yard penalty, Antwon Blake was offside, which ended up nullifying a personal foul penalty on Jacksonville. On the third kick, with Coach Mike Tomlin standing on the 30-yard line to watch for a third offside, Suisham popped a kick that was fair-caught at the 27-yard line.
  • Another penalty on Golden, this time for an illegal block in the back on a punt return. The assessment of yardage put the Steelers at their 10-yard line for the start of their first possession of the second half.
  • Lance Moore caught his first significant pass of the regular season – a 26-yard reception that converted a third-and-9 from the Steelers 11-yard line – and then when he threw the ball to the ground he was flagged for delay of game.
  • Later in the same possession, a 17-yard completion to Antonio Brown would have given the Steelers a first down at the Jacksonville 23-yard line, but a penalty on Kelvin Beachum for illegal hands to the face nullified that and put the ball back to midfield.
  • The Steelers had moved the ball into the red zone again, when on a third-and-3 from the Jacksonville 13-yard line, Abry Jones sacked Ben Roethlisberger and forced a fumble that Andre Branch recovered at the 17-yard line.
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