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Falcons Vs Steelers: Pittsburgh Quickly Up 7-0 After Short TD Drive

Well, we're under way in Pittsburgh, and if the Falcons actually did do any sort of gameplanning for the Steelers, the first two drives of the game did not show it.

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.

For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic. For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.