It’s a close game in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers and Lions were deadlocked at 10 at intermission. The first half featured strong rushing performances by Najee Harris and D’Andre Swift. Harris ran for 60 yards and 12 carries, while Swift rumbled for 73 yards on 13 carries.
The Steelers started fast, with Mason Rudolph capped off the game’s first drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass to college teammate James Washington. Pittsburgh’s offense stalled after that, however, with two punts and an interception on its next three drives. One of Pittsburgh’s punts was returned 48 yards by Kalif Raymond. Raymond’s return set up Lions rookie running back Jermar Johnson’s 28-yard touchdown run.
Pittsburgh countered with a 13-play drive that was capped off by Chris Boswell’s 20-yard field goal. The Lions responded with Ryan Santoso’s 20-yard field goal on the final play of the half. Detroit’s final drive of the half was highlighted by Swift’s 10-yard run on a fourth-and-1 play. The Lions forced a tied halftime score despite just 11 yards passing from Jared Goff.
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