Stephen Gostkowski’s game-tying field goal attempt in the final minute slipped wide right and the Pittsburgh Steelers held on for a 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday.
The Titans were driving late after a Ben Roethlisberger interception, but a crucial intentional grounding penalty thanks to pressure on Ryan Tannehill by Stephon Tuitt pushed them back on the last drive.
The Steelers built an early lead with a pair of impressive offensive drives. They took the opening kickoff and marched 100 yards over 16 plays in 9:18, with Roethlisberger hitting Diontae Johnson for an 11-yard score.
After a Titans three-and-out, the Steelers took over and went on another long drive, this one a 13-play, 61-yard affair that took 7:05 off the clock and ended in a 1-yard Benny Snell touchdown plunge.
The Titans responded with four-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill to Corey Davis, but Roethlisberger once again found Johnson for a four-yard score and Pittsburgh went into the break with a seemingly safe 24-7 lead.
In the second half, it was all Tennessee as the Titans got a big play from Tannehill to A.J. Brown on a 73-yard coach and run and Derrick Henry scored from 1-yard out to bring Tennessee to pithing a field goal in the fourth quarter.
The Steelers were driving and looked to be set to salt the game away before Roethlisberger was intercepted and set up the Titans’s final drive.
The Steelers are now 6-0 for the first time since 1978. They’ll visit the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday.