What Went Right, What Went Wrong

What went right, wrong vs. Jaguars

COIN TOSS: Steelers call tails. It's tails. Steelers win the toss and elect to defer. Jacksonville gets the ball first.

1:09 p.m. – What Went Wrong: Jacksonville opened the game with a nine-play, 52-yard drive that ended with a 3-0 lead after a 41-yard field goal by Chase McLaughlin. Jake Luton started the drive with a 17-yard completion to Keelan Cole, and then two plays later, he converted a third-and-2 from midfield with a 15-yard catch-and-run to James Robinson. There was 10:57 left after McLaughlin's field goal.

1:17 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers had a chance to tie the game when Chris Boswell lined up for a 46-yard field goal attempt at the end of their first possession. But Kameron Canaday's snap was low and wide, and Boswell's attempt sailed wide left. Marcus Allen made an alert play to recover an attempted onside kick by the Jaguars after their field goal to take that 3-0 lead to put the Steelers offense in good field position to start the drive.

1:38 p.m. – What Went Wrong: After Chris Boswell's missed field goal attempt, the rest of the first quarter was spent with the teams exchanging punts. On a third-and-5 from the Jaguars 14-yard line, the Steelers had a chance for a big play on defense. Under some pressure, Jake Luton rushed his throw and instead of hitting a Jaguars receiver the ball bounced off Bud Dupree's shoulder. Had Dupree held on to the potential interception, it appeared as though he could've returned it for a touchdown.

1:47 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers tied the game on a 44-yard field goal by Chris Boswell with 10:45 remaining in the first half. The big plays on the nine-play, 50-yard drive were a 21-yard pass to Diontae Johnson, an 11-yard pass to Chase Claypool, and a 14-yard pass to James Conner.

2:00 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers took a 10-3 lead on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Chase Claypool. Even though he threw for the touchdown, the prettiest pass on the six-play, 71-yard drive was a 12-yarder to James Washington at the sideline to convert a third-and-5 from the Jaguars 46-yard line. The Steelers also were helped by a 14-yard penalty on Myles Jack for leading with his helmet on a tackle of JuJu Smith-Schuster following a short pass. There was 7:00 left in the first half.

2:09 p.m. – What Went Right: Following the Steelers touchdown, Jacksonville answered with a possession that moved to a first-and-10 at the Pittsburgh 10-yard line. After a 1-yard run by James Robinson, Jake Luton's pass was tipped at the line by Tyson Alualu, and it was intercepted by Minkah Fitzpatrick whose 37-yard return gave the Steelers possession at their 39-yard line.

2:19 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers took advantage of Minkah Fitzpatrick's interception and return with a seven-play, 61-yard drive that ended in a 1-yard touchdown run by Benny Snell that extended their lead to 17-3 with 44 seconds left in the first half. James Conner started the drive with a 17-yard run, and a couple of plays later, Ben Roethlisberger converted a third-and-10 with a 20-yard pass to Diontae Johnson. Johnson made a great catch for 23 yards to put the ball on the 1-yard line, and Snell took over from there.

2:28 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers got the ball back with 36 seconds left in the ball on an interception by Terrell Edmunds at the Steelers 25-yard line. A 12-yard run by James Conner and a 29-yard pass interference penalty drawn by Chase Claypool put the ball at the Jaguars 24-yard line with nine seconds left in the half. But this time Ben Roethlisberger's pass into the end zone was intercepted by Daniel Thomas, and the half ended.

HALFTIME: Steelers 17, Jaguars 3

2:43 p.m. – What Went Wrong: The Steelers went three-and-out on the opening possession of the second half. After Jordan Berry's 55-yard punt, and a 10-yard return by Keelan Cole, the Jaguars started at their 31-yard line.

3:19 p.m. – What Went Wrong: This Steelers possession had the feel of an opportunity squandered. When James Conner converted a fourth-and-1 with a 17-yard run, the Steelers next three offensive plays were a no gain on a run by Conner, a false start on Matt Feiler, a 2-yard pass to Diontae Johnson, and then an incomplete pass to Eric Ebron. Jordan Berry's 40-yard punt bounced into the end zone for a touchback.

THIRD QUARTER: Steelers 17, Jaguars 3

3:39 p.m. – What Went Right: The Steelers extended their lead to 20-3 when Chris Boswell kicked a 47-yard field goal to cap a nine-play, 45-yard drive. Ben Roethlisberger converted a third-and-1 with a 9-yard pass to Eric Ebron, and then a third-and-10 was converted by a 21-yard pass interference penalty on D.J. Harden on a pass for Chase Claypool. A third-and-2 pass to James Conner lost 2 yards, and that brought Boswell onto the field. After the field goal, 10:21 remained in the fourth quarter.

3:34 p.m. – What Went Right: It was a third-and-19 at the Jacksonville 39-yard line on the ensuing possession when Jake Luton's pass for D.J. Clark was intercepted by Terrell Edmunds, his second of the game. The offense took advantage of a possession that began at midfield to extend the lead to 27-3 with a four-play drive that was capped by a 20-yard touchdown pass to Eric Ebron. There was 6:40 left in the fourth quarter.

3:54 p.m. – What Went Right: In a competition between the Steelers starting safeties, Minkah Fitzpatrick matched Terrell Edmunds with his second interception of the game four plays into Jacksonville's possession following the touchdown pass to Eric Ebron.

FINAL SCORE: Steelers 27, Jaguars 3