On the game's opening kickoff, the Steelers got a 51-yard return from WR Antonio Brown. Brown would have gone all the way if it weren't for the TD-saving tackle made by Matt Bosher. However, that tackle was ruled a horse collar, allowing the Steelers to start with the ball on the Atlanta 35-yard line.
With that, it only took Ben Roethlisberger & Co. three plays to make it into the endzone. Two were the actually the same play- a bootleg pass to backup TE David Johnson- and then Rashard Mendenhall capped off the drive with a 1-yard TD run.
On the offensive side of the ball, the pass protection again looked a little confused out there. At least two times Steeler defenders went untouched on their way our QB, forcing Matty Ice to rush his throws a little bit. Other than a nice 12-yard completion to Roddy White, however, the Pittsburgh D was everywhere in pass coverage.
But really, what do you expect from the Steelers? Not a cakewalk, clearly.