new england patriots they got their first win of the year against the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14 from the Acrissure Stadiumformerly Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh.
mac jonessecond-year quarterback finished with 252 yards, a touchdown and an interceptionprevailing in the duel against Mitch Trubisky of the Steelers, who was clearly outscored with only 168 yards, a touchdown and an interceptionin an offensive performance by the locals that left much to be desired.
The match began with a good defensive series of patriots which allowed mac jones direct a very good advance, which combined passes and carries, left the visitors in a position to score inside the 15 yard. when it seemed that Bill Bellichck and his offense picked up rhythm, a punishment due to game delay he stopped the attack and forced them to settle for a 28-yard field goal veteran’s Nick Folk.
In their second offensive of the match, the Matt Canada, offensive coordinator, seemed to find the rhythm, and with short yardage plays, they slowly moved down the field. After converting a third down and one, inside the opponent’s 50-yard line, a deflected pass from Trubisky ended up in the hands of the cornerback Jalen Mills and new england he would recover the ball in great field position.
pittsburgh would soon return the favor, since on third and five Minkah Fitzpatrick would get his second interception of the season after catching a balloon from Jones.
The second quarter would start with the steely offense at the controls, and while there were some good plays, like a 10+ yard pass to Johnson, Christian Barmore faced the defensive with a quarterback sack which would result in a third and 17 to go. Johnson would reappear and make a reception acrobatic on the left flank just above the first chance mark to keep your team alive.
At his offensive best game lagnow from Trubiksy, would stop the local attack. On second and 15, Chase Claypool would have his second catch of the game to put the ball within four yards of moving the chains in the red zone, but another catchnow from Jahlani Tavaiwould force the local squad to settle for a Chris Boswell 36-yard field goal to even the contest 3-3.
After short offensives by both teams, mac jones would have the last opportunity before halftime, and would accomplish the feat with 22 seconds on the clock, completing a 44-yard bombshell with Nelson Agholor to get on top 10-3 before the break.
New England had the first word in the restart of the game, and with two good passes, Mac Jones placed his offense at the local 46-yard line, but the trend of the game would continue and the good advance would braked again by a punishment, now a false start. The series would end with a long field goal attempt of folk that it would not materialize.
pittsburgh he would start his first attack from the middle in a great field position, but the offense continued to be one-dimensional and unable to generate long-yardage plays, or at least, consistent ones. Chris Boswell would get closer to his team 10-6 with a 52-yard field goal.
Nelson Agholor he was once again a figure in the offense, now advancing the ball to the 42 to open the offense with a 25 Yard Reception, but other punishment ended up lessening the impact of the play. cameron suttonPittsburgh cornerback had the interception to change possession but couldn’t control it and gave life to the rival.
The Patriots would clear the ball, but the returner, a former New Englander, Gunner Olszewski would release the ball and would leave New England just 10 yards from the touchdown. Damian Harris would carry the ball for two yards and would extend the lead 17-6 with the bonus point.
The local offensive would answer from the hands of Najee Harris and his own Olszewskiwho led the offense to the rival 40-yard line with a reception for 18 yards. Harris he would remain as a figure, jumping from one defensive to another first and ten. Immediately Johnson would convert again on the chains.
The last episode would start with the Steelers at the rival 8-yard line on third and four. Trubisky I would launch a missile on a squad inside with the tight end Pat Friermuththat with the colon conversion on a pass to Johnson, he narrowed the gap to 17-14.
With six minutes patriots took possession of the ball and headed in a long offensive, that by the two-minute break, already positioned inside the 30-yard line. Pittsburgh would burn its two timeouts and pin its hopes of victory on defense. Damian Harris would get the first and ten decisive and the clock would expire in the 17-14 in favor of the ‘Pats’.
The second day of the NFL was played as follows:
Los Angeles (Chargers) 24-27 Kansas City
Carolina 16-19 New York (Giants)
Tampa Bay 20-10 New Orleans
New York (Jets) 31-30 Cleveland
Miami 42-38 Baltimore
Washington 27-36 Detroit
Indianapolis 0-24 Jacksonville
Altanta-Los Angeles (Rams), 3:20 p.m.
Seattle-San Francisco, 3:20 p.m.
Houston-Denver, 3:20 p.m.
Arizona-Las Vegas, 3:20 p.m.
Cincinnati-Dallas, 3:20 p.m.
Chicago-Green Bay, 7:20 p.m.
Tennessee-Buffalo, 6:15 p.m.
Minnesota-Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.