The Lions drove down to the Steelers 31-yard line on the opening drive, but on fourth-and-three the defense held strong and Matt Stafford couldn’t connect with Calvin Johnson.
The Steelers took over on downs and went to work. Le’Veon Bell opened it up with a 13-yard run, and Ben Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for completions of five and nine yards. A false start gave the Steelers a third-and-11 and Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 11 yards and a first down. Roethlisberger went right back to Brown for a short pass that Brown ran in for a 34-yard touchdown, giving the Steelers a 7-0 lead.
After holding the Lions again, the offense went to work fast. Antonio Brown pulled in a 13-yard reception to convert a third down. On the next play Brown turned on the afterburners again, catching a short pass and taking it for a 47-yard touchdown, capping a four-play, 63 yard drive that took just 1:19 and gave the Steelers a 14-0 lead.
Brown finished the first quarter with four receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
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