Steelers WR Diontae Johnson records his first touchdown since 2021 to give Pittsburgh a late 20-16 win over Tennessee Titans

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By Tyrell Feaster For Dailymail.Com and Ap

Published: 00:54 EDT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 00:54 EDT, 3 November 2023

Pittsburgh Steelers backmost Kenny Pickett threw a three-yard touchdown walk to Diontae Johnson pinch 4:02 remaining successful nan crippled to narrowly conclusion nan Tennessee Titans 20-16 connected Thursday Night Football.

Not only did nan drawback springiness Pittsburgh nan lead and yet nan triumph but it was besides nan first touchdown drawback for Johnson since 2021, ending his 668-day barren run.

Back during nan 2021-22 play Johnson hauled successful 8 TD grabs, going each 17 games successful 2022-23 without uncovering his measurement into nan endzone.

Pittsburgh (5-3) bounced backmost from a dismal nonaccomplishment to Jacksonville connected Sunday by doing what they've done reasonably regularly this season. Hanging astir conscionable agelong capable to propulsion disconnected a triumph astatine nan extremity of a game.

Four of nan Steeler's 5 wins person travel successful games they trailed entering nan 4th quarter.

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson recorded his first touchdown drawback since 2021

The drawback besides gave nan Steelers nan lead precocious and yet nan triumph complete nan Tennessee Titans

Pickett struggled astatine times while dealing pinch a rib wounded but sewage it together late, completing 19 of 30 for 160 yards, including a 32-yard onslaught to Johnson down nan correct sideline connected nan go-ahead drive. 

Running backmost Jaylen Warren had 112 yards of full offense, including a 22-yard tally down nan sideline that helped group up nan winning score.

Tennessee rookie backmost Will Levis played good successful his 2nd NFL commencement but couldn't lucifer nan energy of his first, a four-touchdown masterpiece against Atlanta. 

Levis threw for 262 yards but his 39th and last walk ended up being nan first interception of his profession erstwhile Steelers linebacker Kwon Alexander picked disconnected a walk astatine nan extremity statement pinch 6 seconds remaining to seal it.

Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks was carted disconnected nan section with conscionable complete 2 minutes to spell erstwhile he landed difficult connected nan Acrisure Stadium turf aft unsuccessfully trying to haul successful a fourth-down heave from Levis.

The second-year pro laic connected nan Acrisure Stadium turf for respective minutes while being tended to by aesculapian unit from some teams. He was carted disconnected nan section but did person activity successful each 4 extremities. The Titans said Burks had afloat activity successful each his extremities, it was reported connected nan Amazon TV broadcast.

The Steelers moved embattled violative coordinator Matt Canada from nan coaching container to nan sideline successful hopes of helping supply a spark to a portion that began nan nighttime adjacent nan bottommost of nan convention successful each meaningful statistical category.

The contiguous returns were encouraging. Pickett directed a 78-yard thrust that ended pinch a 10-yard touchdown tally connected Pittsburgh's opening possession, nan first clip Steelers person reached nan extremity area connected their first thrust during a crippled Pickett started successful complete a year.

Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks was besides carted disconnected nan section during pinch a caput injury

Yet it wasn't sustainable. While location were pockets of occurrence present and there, Pickett struggled pinch his accuracy astatine times and nan discourtesy reverted to nan slog that's go its signature.

The Titans responded to return a 13-10 halftime lead down immoderate poised play by Levis and Derrick Henry's unsocial marque of fury. Henry scored connected a 2-yard dive - pinch 305-pound protect tackle Jeffery Simmons serving arsenic lead blocker - and Levis later ran nan 2-minute discourtesy expertly to group up a 36-yard section extremity by Folk to put Tennessee up astatine nan break.

The teams traded section goals successful nan 3rd 4th - Pittsburgh's aft wide receiver George Pickens grounded to get his near ft down for what should person been a touchdown reception - pinch Folk's 3rd section extremity putting nan Titans up 16-13 heading into nan fourth.

Right wherever nan Steelers wanted them.

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