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Steelers waste no time trying for two

Ben Roethlisberger

AP

The Steelers offense was on fire on Ben Roethlisberger’s first drive of the preseason, so coach Mike Tomlin decided not to take them off the field after they scored a touchdown.

Rather than try the 33-yard extra point with newly signed Garrett Hartley, Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley elected to try for a two-point conversion from the two-yard line. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Markus Wheaton for the score, putting the Steelers up 8-0 after a rather easy drive through the Jaguars defense.

Roethlisberger was 3-of-3 for 59 yards, including a 44-yard score to Martavis Bryant. Le’Veon Bell added 18 yards on a pair of runs and the Steelers looked like they were right on track to being the kind of prolific offense that many have predicted they will be this season.

Landry Jones is on for the Steelers for their second drive as the Steelers have seen enough of a unit that shouldn’t be the cause of their worries this season.