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Buccaneers vs. Steelers score update: Pittsburgh up 24-17

Going into the fourth quarter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trailing the Pittsburgh Steelers by one touchdown.

Joe Sargent

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hanging on in a close game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. At least that's better than getting blown out in Atlanta.

The Bucs were down 17-10 at the half, but that score was closer than the game had been. The Bucs were up 10-0 after just five minutes, but couldn't move the ball or stop the Steelers throughout the rest of the first half. That first part changed in the second half, as the Bucs went right down the field to score a touchdown after a big, 44-yard completion to Mike Evans.

The second part pretty much stayed the same, as the Bucs' secondary continued to struggle, and the Bucs continued to fail to get any consistent pressure. Unsurprisingly, the Steelers went up 24-17 on their own first drive of the second half.

The Bucs are now struggling to get back into the game, but they're not out of it yet. Unfortunately, they'll probably have to do so without Mike Evans, who pulled up gimpy on a deep route, which led to Mike Glennon's one interception.