The Pittsburgh Steelers showed up Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in Nissan Stadium in Tennessee and held on against the Tennessee Titans by a thrilling 27-24 victory. The Steelers deployed a rushing game that produced 94 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a total team offensive output of 362 yards. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger contributed with 268 yards and two touchdowns for the game.
Roethlisberger contributed to this win by completing 32 of 49 passes, finishing the game with 268 yards, three interceptions, two touchdowns and a QB rating of 67.40.
The Steelers deployed a rushing game led by James Conner and Anthony McFarland. For the game, Conner carried the ball 20 times and rushed for 82 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. McFarland supplemented by carrying the ball one time for a total of six yards. In the passing game, the Steelers’ top receivers were JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson. Smith-Schuster caught nine passes for a total of 85 yards, while Johnson contributed with 80 yards from nine passes.
On the defensive side of the football, the Steelers produced no forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and no defensive touchdowns.
In a losing effort for the Titans, Ryan Tannehill attempted 49 passes and completed 18 of them. This performance resulted in 220 yards, no interceptions, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 104.90 for the game.
The Titans’ rushing game was led by Jeremy McNichols and Derrick Henry. For the game, McNichols carried the ball one time, rushed for two yards, and no touchdowns. Henry supplemented and carried the ball a total of 20 times for a total of 75 yards. Meanwhile A.J. Brown and Corey Davis were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Titans. Brown caught six passes from Tannehill for a total of 153 yards, while Davis contributed with 35 yards from six passes.
In their loss, the Titans defense contributed with two forced fumbles and two tackles to go along with zero sacks and zero defensive touchdowns. This production from the Titans defense was not enough help get a win.
With the win, the Steelers leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Titans record for the season is now 0-1.