It has not been a good rookie season for this rookie third-round tackle. He managed not to overturn the opening unit of the Raiders, but appeared in the second. First they marked him by illegal formation and in the next play he ended up face down to leave Carr's sack for a ten meter loss. In third and 21 from their own 9-yard line, they opted for a short pass to give them some space to breathe.
Parker would also allow his man to hit a pass from Carr in the third quarter in the second quarter, he was called to stay in the third quarter in the third quarter and Carr lost it in the next play.
He threatened to stop the Raiders advance in the fourth quarter when he was marked for a false start, which led to a third and five. Then, giving up the pressure to force Carr to throw the ball to set up the third and 8.
It is difficult to give too much credit to this defense when they only succeeded while Josh Dobbs was in the position of quarterback. That same defense forced just one punt while Ben Roethlisberger was in the game.
After the possession of the first Steelers, Roethlisberger came to the position of scoring on each of his records. He drove for a touchdown, then an unsuccessful 39-yard field goal attempt and another touchdown to close the first half. When he returned from his rib injury at the end of the fourth quarter, he was 6 for 6 in 75 yards and a touchdown. Along the way, the Raiders were ripped off on the screen and turned over to play one part after another. Then, the game of hook and ladder in the final seconds prepares them for the game field goal of the game. The defense was rescued by the slippery turf.
Mike Tomlin knew he could score at will with Roethlisberger in the game. He just waited too long to bring him back.
The one that Roethlisberger led the possession that ended in a punt saw Morrow break the pass to stop him. That was his best move. In the Steelers' touchdown series at the end of the first half, Morrow was blocked on a 19-yard touchdown to the tight end. Later, he would miss the third and nine tackle to leave a 10-yard catch that put the Steelers in first place and the goal in both.
When Roethlisberger returned late, Morrow would miss a tackle again on a 13-yard punt pass. Then, with 15 seconds to get a score, Morrow was the closest to the receiver, but he could not interrupt the hook and ladder game that was for 47 yards.
With three minutes remaining in the first half, down 10-7, the Steelers recovered the ball from a punt. What would have been possession in his own place 32 became his own 47 after Harris was marked for a mask penalty.
That unit would finish third and goal of the one-yard line with 14 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Harris let JuJu Smith-Schuster open behind him in the back of the end zone, and Smith-Schuster trapped hard and dragged his fingers inside the baseline for the touchdown. I have to keep track of that guy. He is pretty good
As at the end of the first half, the Steelers would line up with 15 seconds remaining. But this time they were in their own 30. They would have to do it in one work. Roethlisberger took his time to look over the defense, before taking the shot and throwing for James Washington. That's a hook and a ladder every time and Harris went after Washington, once again he lost JuJu Smith-Schuster crossing underneath and could not recover to catch Smith-Schuster. If Karl Joseph had not come from his deep safety to stop him, that would have been a touchdown that won the game, much like the Miami before to beat the Patriots.