Q3 15:00: Head Coach Josh McDaniels said the Broncos first units will play into the second half, so it’s likely the first-team offense will get at least one more crack to better these numbers, but in 12 offensive drives this preseason, Denver’s first-team offense has accounted for five touchdowns and one field goal for an average of 3.2 points per possession.
After a performance by the Junior Broncos Cheerleaders, the Broncos will start this half on defense. The kickoff went through the end zone for a touchback. The Steelers will start the second half from their own 20-yard line.
Q3 14:55: Mario Haggan got the second half off to a great start for the defense, crushing Mewelde Moore in the backfield for a 2-yard loss. Andre’ Goodman stayed down for an extra second after a 14-yard pass to Mewelde Moore, but the cornerback who provided the first half fireworks with his defensive touchdown quickly jogged off.
Q3 14:09: Jonathan Dwyer picked up two yards on his first carry of the game after a brief injury delay. After another Dwyer carry, Pittsburgh faced a third-and-6 from their own 36-yard line. Dixon found Hines Ward for 9-yard gain and a first down.
Q3 12:13: Dixon scrambled off the right side, picking up 29 yards before D.J. Williams finally downed him at Denver’s 26-yard line. After a pair of runs, Pittsburgh faced a third-and-four from Denver’s 20-yard line. Dixon dropped into a shot gun and scrambled for a first down, but Jarvis Green drew a holding call on Pittsburgh’s Chris Kemoeatu. After the 10-yard penalty, it’s third-and-14.
Q3 9:26: Tyler Grisham grabbed a great 13-yard catch to set up a fourth-and-1 from Denver’s 17-yard line. Dixon called a timeout as the Steelers make a decision about whether to go for it.