The highs and lows of the Steelers Week 13 game vs. the New York Giants.
4:25 p.m. ET - Kickoff
Game action from Week 13 against the New York Giants on December 4, 2016
4:32 p.m. ET - What went wrong:** The Steelers were moving the ball rather nicely after taking the opening kickoff, with Le'Veon Bell rushing for 8 yards and catching a couple of passes for 17 more. But it all came to a halt on a third-and-1 from the Giants 45-yard line when Ben Roethlisberger's pass to Jesse James was dropped. Jordan Berry's punt went out of bounds at the New York 15-yard line.
4:51 p.m. ET - What went right: Jordan Berry's second punt resulted in a fair catch at the Giants 10-yard line, and then an offensive interference penalty on Odell Beckham Jr. moved the ball back to the 5-yard line. On third down, LT Ereck Flowers was flagged for holding William Gay in the end zone. By rule, that is scored a safety, and the
Steelers took a 2-0 lead with 3:04 left in the first quarter.
5:01 p.m. ET - What went right: Following the free kick after the safety, the Steelers faced a third-and-7 from their own 39-yard line. The Giants came with a blitz, and David DeCastro helped pick it up and Ben Roethlisberger found himself with enough time to direct Ladarius Green into an open area where he lofted him the ball for a 37-yard catch-and-run for a first down at the Giants 24-yard line. The drive then stalled, and the Steelers extended their lead to 5-0 with a 44-yard field goal by Randy Bullock.
5:15 p.m. ET - What went right: It was a second-and-4 from the Pittsburgh 9-yard line with just less than nine minutes remaining in the second quarter. Eli Manning thought he had tight end Larry Donnell open in the end zone, but his pass was intercepted by Ryan Shazier at the 2-yard line. His return brought the ball to the Giants 40-yard line. On the play, Timmons flashed over from the middle area of the field and jumped up to make the interception, his first of the season.
5:25 p.m. ET - What went right:** It took the Steelers just three plays to capitalize on the Lawrence Timmons interception, with the scoring play coming on a 22-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown. Brown appeared to be blanketed by cornerback Janoris Jenkins, but Roethlisberger threw him the ball anyway, and Brown made the catch in the back of the end zone for the core. The two-point conversion attempt failed, and the Steelers led, 11-0, with 7:10 remaining in the first half.
5:40 p.m. ET - What went right: The Steelers extended their lead to
14-0 on a 34-yard field goal by Randy Bullock with 24 seconds remaining in the first half. The 15-play drive was keyed by a two-play sequence. On a third-and-7 from the Giants 24-yard line, Ben Roethlisberger completed a pass to Eli Rogers for a first down to the 21-yard line, but the play was nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty on Ladarius Green. On the next play – a third-and-17 – Roethlisberger came right back and completed another pass to Rogers, this one for 18 yards and a first down at the 24-yard line.
5:45 p.m. ET - Halftime: Steelers 14, Giants 0
6:11 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Giants received the second half kickoff, but it was a three-and-out when James Harrison sacked Eli Manning for a 9-yard loss on third down. Brad Wing's punt was downed on the Pittsburgh 38-yard line, but Sammie Coates was flagged for a facemask penalty to move the ball back to the 23-yard line. Then on first down, David DeCastro was flagged for holding, which moved the ball back to the 13-yard line. By the time Jordan Berry got off a 44-yard punt on fourth down, the Giants were set to start their second possession of the second half from their 40-yard line.
6:20 p.m. ET - What went right: Another big play by a Steelers linebacker just when it seemed as though the Giants were going to score a touchdown. It was a fourth-and-1 at the Pittsburgh 3-yard line following a 9-yard completion to Odell Beckham Jr., and down by 14-0 the Giants decided to go for it. Eli Manning's pass over the middle for tight end Will Tye was broken up by Ryan Shazier, and the Steelers took over with 8:40 remaining in the third quarter.
6:29 p.m. ET - What went wrong: The Steelers defense was forced back onto the field shortly after its stand in the third quarter when Le'Veon Bell was ruled to have fumbled after a 3-yard gain to the Giants 18-yard line. Damon Harrison was credited with forcing the fumble that Eli Apple recovered at the 17-yard line.
6:30 p.m. ET - What went wrong: Two plays later, the Giants cut the Steelers' 14-0 lead in half thanks to a 13-yard pass from Eli Manning to Rashad Jennings. It was 14-7 with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter.
6:38 p.m. ET - What went right:** The Steelers responded to the Giants touchdown with one of their own, a drive that covered 88 yards on seven plays. On the possession, Ben Roethlisberger completed 4-for-4 for 71 yards and the 20-yard touchdown to Ladarius Green. The Steelers upped their lead to 21-7 with 3:09 left in the third quarter. Green beat Landon Collins on the play.
6:47 p.m. ET - What went wrong: Back and forth we go. The Steelers defense forced a punt following the touchdown pass to Ladarius Green, but their offensive possession quickly turned into a disaster. Olivier Vernon sacked Ben Roethlisberger for a 10-yard loss on first down, and then on second down Roethlisberger's pass deep down the seam for Eli Rogers was intercepted by Eli Apple at the Giants 47-yard line.
6:57 p.m. ET - What went right:** Trailing by 21-7 and facing a fourth-and-13 from the Steelers 35-yard line, the Giants elected to go for it. Pressured out of the pocket, Eli Manning tried to throw the ball across his body down the middle to Sterling Shepherd. Sean Davis ranged over to make the interception, but his return out to the 38-yard line was nullified by an iffy block-in-the-back penalty on Artie Burns. Because of that the Steelers took over at their 3-yard line.
7:09 p.m. ET - What went right: Another fourth down, another failed conversion by the Giants offense. This time is was a fourth-and-9 from the Steelers 24-yard line with around seven minutes remaining in the game. In the shotgun, Eli Manning was quickly surrounded by the Steelers pass rush and ended up being sacked by Ricardo Mathews to turn the ball over on downs.
7:31 p.m. ET - Final: Steelers 24, Giants 14