Steelers beat Raiders in Las Vegas
The Steelers found respite from their offensive struggles in Las Vegas, leaving behind early-season woes in their first two games.
In front of a largely pro-Steelers crowd at Allegiant Stadium, Kenny Pickett threw two touchdown passes in their 23-18 victory against the Raiders on Sunday night.
"We executed the necessary steps to secure the victory," stated Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
Kenny Pickett, who had struggled with just two touchdown passes and three interceptions in the season's start, recorded his first multi-touchdown game.
Kenny Pickett connected with Calvin Austin III and Pat Freiermuth for scores and threw for 235 yards.
The Raiders (1-2) held the Steelers (2-1) to two three-and-outs initially.
On the second, they took the lead with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to Devante Adams on fourth-and-inches play-action, making it 7-0.
The Steelers, still without a first down, didn't attempt a drive on their subsequent possession at that juncture.
Pickett's 72-yard touchdown pass to Austin on third-and-7, evading Peters and Epps, equalized the score at 7-7.
Wallace emphasized, " That's our job to take the ball away and set the offense up to score points.