The Steelers got a 36-yard field goal on the opening drive of Sunday’s matchup with the Chargers. But with Pittsburgh missing several key defensive players, Los Angeles went right down the field for a response touchdown.
Running back Austin Ekeler ran it in from 6-yards out to give the Chargers a 7-3 lead.
The Chargers were 3-of-3 on third down on their opening drive, too.
Ekeler had three carries for 16 yards and an additional 6-yard catch.
The Steelers had a long 13-play drive to start the game, but stalled out once they reached the red zone. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger fired a pair of incomplete passes on second and third down, which led Pittsburgh to settle kicker Chris Boswell’s 36-yard field goal.