The Steelers won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. The Steelers drove down the field but failed to convert a 4th down and the Raiders took over on downs.
Three plays later, quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Michael Crabtree got the Raiders on the scoreboard.
After the teams traded punts, the Steelers got on the board with a field goal. The home team then took an 11-7 lead with a running back DeAngelo Williams touchdown run and a two-point conversion. The Raiders reclaimed the lead when AC/DC closed the circuit.
A touchdown run and a field goal gave the Steelers a 21-14 lead at halftime. After the teams traded punts to start the 3rd quarter, rookie tight end Clive Walford tied it up.
After Oakland and Pittsburgh traded turnovers, Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant took a bubble screen 14 yards to the end zone to put the Steelers up 28-21. Taiwan Jones fumbled the ensuing kickoff, the Steelers took advantage of the short field and upped their lead to 35-21 with 11:24 left in the game.
The Raiders weren't done, however, as FB Jamize Olawale's 19-yard burst made it a one score game again.
Pittsburgh decided to drop their best weapon, WR Antonio Brown, deep to receive a punt. It didn't work out.
But the Steelers picked off Derek Carr in the end zone. The Raiders got the ball back with 2:15 left to play. Carr went to Crabtree again.
But the defense couldn't hold and the Steelers kicked the game-winning field goal with :02 left.