The defense got off to what appeared to be its usual slow start, as the team allowed the Titans to go down the field, but then thanks to a sack by LaMarr Woodley, it stopped a drive and eventually forced the Titans to kick a field goal. Kudos to the D to stuffing the Titans once they got close. It was a good sign, and it motivated the offense.
Antonio Brown, who had a TD on a kick return last year against the Titans, made it a 50-yard field for the offense, and they took advantage of it. A very smart challenge by Mike Tomlin, and it paid off with a third-down catch by Mike Wallace that kept the drive going. It ended with a Heath Miller TD, and it looked like Ben was moving Ok.
The D stepped up and stopped the Titans on the next drive, as Troy Polamalu almost had a pick on third down. 7-3 after one – and things are so far so good.