2021 Week 4 Steelers Vs Packers Live Update And Discussion Thread – First Half

The Pittsburgh Steelers enter week four coming off back-to-back losses and a lot of media doubt surrounding the team. This will be the first week in a while where a majority of the starting lineup is healthy, as both the Raiders and Bengals games introduced several new injuries to the team. TJ Watt, Diontae Johnson, and Alex Highsmith will be returning, while Chase Claypool will be exiting for the week after being questionable on the injury report.

Also missing today’s game is Chuks Okorafor, who entered the concussion protocol last week. With Zach Banner not getting activated to the roster from IR quite yet, that means Joe Haeg will get the start at right tackle. It will probably be a good idea for everyone to keep an eye on what Nick Korte has to say about the compensatory pick ramifications, as I believe the team is at risk of losing one if Haeg plays too much this year.

Be sure to refresh the page throughout the game as I will curate interesting tweets and live updates for you. Also, head on down to the comment section where hundreds of fans gather each week to discuss the game.

Steelers Inactive Players

DT Carlos Davis
T Chukwuma Okorafor
G Rashaad Coward
WR Chase Claypool
QB Dwayne Haskins
ILB Buddy Johnson
CB Ahkello Witherspoon

Packers Inactive Players

CB Kevin King
G Elgton Jenkins
LB Krys Barnes
LB Ladarius Hamilton

Unfortunately, this Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets game is going to overtime and will likely cut into the Steelers game – at least for me as I am local in Nashville.

Steelers to get the ball first after Green Bay won the coin toss.

Diontae Johnson, returning from injury with a reception on the first play for three yards. Najee Harris with a ten yard run the next play. Running early typically sets you up to be able to run late.

Najee Harris already with 4 carries for 20 yards. This is the type of opening script that people have been asking for through the first few games of the season.

Capping that nice opening drive off with a deep touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson. Nice placement, nice catch and a touchdown. Ben Roethlisberger’s 400th touchdown pass was a beauty. The extra point is good. 7-0 Steelers.

Aaron Jones managed to convert on 3rd and short for the Packers.

Alex Highsmith with a nice play on 2nd down sealing the edge and making the tackle. On 3rd, Devin Bush shot into the backfield for the sack to force the punt. A great opening sequence so far for the Steelers.

An excellent punt for the Packers backs up the Steelers to their own 4 yard line. Wouldn’t this be something if the offense can put together a drive here.

The Steelers go three and out after a 3rd and 5 opportunity. Juju Smith-Schuster nearly converted, but the pass was a bit low. Pressley Harvin III with a 45 yard punt with a 9 yard return. Christian Kuntz (the longsnapper) with the tackle. Penalty on Packers, so they will take over at the 36.

A gain of 7 on a nice cutback in the zone run. Incomplete on 2nd, so 3rd and 3. TJ Watt was up in Aaron Rodgers face on the incompletion.

On 3rd down, they picked up just enough for the first after a nice scrum at the marker.

Minkah Fitzpatrick in the perfect position, and the ball bounced off his hands. It would have been an interception, but 2nd and 10 instead. AJ Dillon out to the flat for the first down pickup. On first, a screen to Devante Adams for about 5 yards.

Melvin Ingram with the pressure on 2nd which led to a high throw incomplete to Mercedes Lewis. On 3rd, an easy conversion.

As the 1st quarter ends, the Packers will have 3rd and 4 inside the redzone.


Twelve yards to Randall Cobb for a fresh set of down. A gain of 4 for Aaron Jones on 1st. 2nd and goal from the 4 yard line.

Aaron Rodgers kept the ball and basically walked into the end zone. He beat TJ Watt to the edge as there was no contain. 7-7 Even.

Minkah Fitzpatrick’s dropped interception turns into 7 for the Packers. Finally the Titans v. Jets game is over and the broadcast flipped to the Steelers game.

Najee Harris on 1st down for a gain of four. The Steelers are not living in their fears with the running game early so far. Incomplete to Juju on 2nd, as Ben threw the ball a whole yard or two behind him.

Trai Turner beat badly on 3rd and it led to a Ben Roethlisberger fumble recovered by the Packers. Back in the red zone for the Packers. A great start for the Steelers quickly squandered.

This defense needs to hold them to three and pick up the slack that the offense let out. Mike Tomlin and Aaron Rodgers just had a moment there as the timeout was called. Pretty amusing. They must have been aligned in such a way that was very disadvantageous to Pittsburgh.

Randall Cobb with the 23 yard catch and run. The Steelers great start quickly squandered. 14-7 Packers.

A handoff to Najee Harris up the middle for 8 yards on first down. A lot of effort expended to get the running game going, so its nice to see this in the first half so far.

Holding called on Dan Moore Jr. after another nice rush for Najee. Diontae Johnson made up the penalty yardage to help get the drive back on track. 2nd and 12, Ben to Zach Gentry in the middle of the field. There was an offside on the play, declined to bring up 3rd and 2. If they accepted it would have been 2nd and 7.

Eric Ebron caught the first down pass! James Washington with the reception near the left sideline, he made a nice move to get around the first defender to pick up 17 yards. Steelers are in field goal range now.

Ben Roethlisberger can’t seem to connect to Juju Smith-Schuster. The ball was just barely overthrown. Would have been an easy touchdown. Frustrating game for Juju so far.

Najee Harris swallowed up in the back field, so now 3rd and 12 right on the cusp of field goal range. Ben missed James Washington on the out route, so Chris Boswell will come out to kick the field goal. Boswell’s field goal bounced off the left upright and went in. 14-10 Packers.

Juju throwing down the surface on the sideline out of frustration after re-watching the Ben overthrow on a would-be touchdown.

Timeout for Green Bay on 1st down with 3:33 to go in the half right around the midfield mark.

Devin Bush carried the receiver down the field well on first down and we are now at the 2:00 warning.

The Packers get the ball back after halftime, so any points here at the end of the half would spell trouble for the Steelers entering the 2nd.

Joe Schobert slipped on the turf and allowed the easy reception for a gain of 19. Packers well within field goal range now.

The Steelers defense looking completely lost right now as they are getting sliced up by Aaron Rodgers. Now 1st and 10 from the 13 yard line. Cameron Sutton with a nice pass breakup on 1st.

Incomplete in the end zone, and Devin Bush appears to be down injured on the play. Doesn’t look too serious, but any reaggravation of his groin injury is an issue.

Joe Schobert with a crucial play on 3rd down to set up the field goal attempt. The field goal was blocked and returned for a touchdown by Minkah Fitzpatrick. Called offsides on Joe Haden to negate the touchdown. A big bummer. Field goal is good. 17-10 Packers.


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