On a day when the Steelers wore their 70s retro-style shirts, it’s applicable for Pittsburgh to win a kickback sport, bodily and defense-oriented over the Rams. 4 compelled turnovers, two by deep Minkah Fitzpatrick, have been the distinction within the Steelers' victory by 17-12. Pittsburgh, after a begin of 1-Four, is now 5-Four, greater than .500 for the primary time this season. The Rams, after a Three-Zero begin, are 5-Four and are third within the NFC West.
The Rams took an early 7-Zero lead within the return of 25-yard Dante Fowler from Mason Rudolph. It was an awesome blow by Maurkice Pouncey, a six-time Professional Bowler.
The one offensive rating within the first half occurred when Rudolph hit second-year receiver (and former teammate) James Washington on a Three-yard scoring cross close to the tip of the primary quarter. Washington's 13-yard seize two performs earlier than and a 30-yard seize of rookie Diontae Johnson at the beginning of the tour helped set the rating.
Fitzpatrick's 43-yard return from a free ball from Jared Goff gave the Steelers a 14-7 half-time lead. Fitzpatrick, who has helped the Pittsburgh protection develop into among the best within the league since becoming a member of the Steelers in a Dolphins change, has 4 interceptions and two touchdowns within the final three Steelers video games. The Pittsburgh protection had its means with Los Angeles through the first half, retaining the Rams Zero-Eight on the third probability whereas forcing 5 punts.
Regardless of two interceptions, one among cornerback Joe Haden, the Steelers' offense was unable to mix their defensive success within the third quarter factors. The Rams' offense, alternatively, lastly put factors on the board close to the tip of the third. Goff, who left the sport briefly after receiving a shot from cornerback Mike Hilton, designed a 76-yard drive that ended with Greg Zuerlein's 30-yard discipline purpose, slicing the Rams deficit to 14-10 by coming into the Remaining stanza of the sport.
After Clay Matthews and Aaron Donald collaborated to register a Rudolph sack / security with 12:40 remaining, Rudolph led the Steelers on a 60-yard course that ended Chris Boswell's 33-yard discipline purpose with 2: 49 remaining. The unit included a fourth completion from Rudolph to Edmunds with the Steelers deep in their very own territory. He additionally included 40 yards in three Washington receptions, whose 90 yards in six receptions are the very best two of his profession.
Pittsburgh's protection remained once more within the subsequent possession of Los Angeles, with Terrell Edmunds breaking the try and cross Goff's remaining zone to Josh Reynolds on the fourth alternative with 1:25 to play. The Steelers' protection sealed the victory when Haden's deviation from a Goff cross landed in Fitzpatrick's arms with 20 seconds remaining.