Steelers tight end Vance McDonald gave Pittsburgh their first points of the night in epic fashion on Monday, unleashing an impressive stiff arm as he sprinted to the end zone for a 74-yard touchdown against the Buccaneers.
The Bucs, undefeated in their first two National Football League games of the season, had a rough start at the Raymond James Stadium, conceding three touchdowns in the second quarter as the Steelers went into the half 30-10 up. Fitzpatrick has made some untimely throws that include a 10-yard pick-six from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree.
The Buccaneers (2-1) received a mixed dosage of "FitzMagic" even though the 35-year-old veteran topped 400 passing yards for an NFL-record third consecutive game.
But the Tampa Bay defence found a way to halt Ben Roethlisberger - who went 30 from 38 for 353 yards and three touchdowns - in the second half, while Fitzpatrick got the Bucs moving on offence.
Meanwhile, Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled in the first half completing 11-of-21 passes for 184 yards with three interceptions that have put his team in a huge hole.
The return of McDonald adds some significant athleticism to the tight end position for Pittsburgh.