The Raiders find themselves down 14-10 at the half with the Steelers getting the ball to begin the third quarter. Oakland scored on their first possession of the game as they often do, but also as they often do the offense sputtered for the remainder of the half.
The Raiders have done a tremendous job stuffing the run, as Pittsburgh has rushed for only six yards in the game so far. But Ben Roethlisberger has been hot, going 18/22 for 164 yards and a touchdown, a toe-tapper from Juju Smith-Schuster to end the half.
Derek Carr has gone 7/10 for 105 yards, but has been sacked twice. Not having any legitimate threat besides Jared Cook (4 catches, 73 yards) has been a big problem for the offense so far, but the Raiders are playing hard and giving Pittsburgh trouble. Can the Raiders pull this one out in the second half? We’ll find out soon.