The Packers won the toss and elected to receive, but a fired up Steelers’ defense forced a three and out after Lawrence Timmons sacked Matt Flynn for an eight yard loss on third-and-two.
Le’Veon Bell got things going for the Steelers with an 11-yard run and Heath Miller added a six-yard reception. But penalties backed the Steelers up, forcing a Mat McBriar punt.
Flynn went to work from the Packers 13-yards line, driving them down the field where he connected with James Boykin for a five-yard touchdown pass to cap a 13 play, 87 yard drive in 5:19 for a 7-0 lead.
Bell got the call again to open the drive, rushing for two yards and then breaking free for a 22-yard gain. Ben Roethlisberger went to the air, hitting Antonio Brown for a 36-yard gain to the Packers 13-yard line. Bell added a two-yard carry and fought for seven more. On third and one he converted with a three-yard carry. Roethlisberger found a wide open Emmanuel Sanders in the end zone for the three-yard touchdown to tie it at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.
First Quarter – Steelers 7, Packers 7
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Receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been summoned to the NFL offices for a meeting about an injury that occurred during the Steelers win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 21.
Sanders went down during the fourth quarter of the game, while the team was preparing to get into their huddle. He was taken off the field by trainers, but did return to the game, leaving the league office questioning the injury.
“I have to go up and visit the NFL offices in New York,” said Sanders. “I am looking forward to it. I am not going to speak on it too much. It’s an in-house issue.”
Sanders said he learned of the meeting after receiving a letter via FedEx and wasn’t sure when the meeting was going to be held.
“It’s an in-house situation and we are going to handle it from there,” said Sanders. “That situation is a week ago. The NFL wants me to go to New York and I will continue to deal with it and we will handle it when I get there. Right now I am talking with Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin and we are handling it in-house.”
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