It hasn’t always been pretty, fluid, football, but each team came into the matchup on a four-game winning streak. Both the Steelers (vs. Colts) and Titans (vs. Bengals) had their hands full last Sunday (Nov. 12) against lower-tier teams but found ways to win. With the victory Thursday night (Nov. 16), the Steelers moved a half-game ahead of the Patriots at the top of the AFC. But even with the loss, the Titans remain in the thick of a jumbled up playoff picture. Since the DeShaun Watson injury effectively ended the Texans' season, it’s a just two team (Titans/Jaguars) race in the AFC South.

Steelers (8-2) defeat Titans (6-4) 40-17

How about that new SkyCam camera angle? The "Madden view" has been used sparingly on telecasts before, but offered a perfect shot of the first touchdown of the game. on Pittsburgh's opening drive, Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw deep to Antonio Brown for a 41-yard touchdown.

The Titans' first drive was the exact opposite of Pittsburgh's. Tennessee quarterback, Marcus Mariota, threw a pick on an errant throw over the middle. But the Steelers could only capitalize on a field goal. Down 10-0, the Titans responded with 11-play, 68-yard drive. Mariota scrambled in from seven yards on a broken play to cut the deficit to three.

Fast forward to the second quarter; the Titans are pinned near their own goalline.

They drive the ball to midfield, but Mariota throws his second interception of the game. Steelers' defensive back Coty Sensabaugh jumped the route and picked off the pass. But again, Pittsburgh could only manage a field goal off the turnover. A third kick through the uprights by Chris Boswell put the Steelers up 16-7 at the half.

The Titans didn’t hesitate in making it a one-possession game after halftime. On the first play, Rishard Matthews took a pass from Mariota 75 yards to the house for a score. The Steelers answered with a 10-play, 75-yard drive that was culminated by a second touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to Brown. A Tennessee field goal cut the Steelers' lead to 17-23.

From there it was all Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger's third touchdown pass of the game was to tight end, Jesse James. And then after a Titans' three-and-out, Roethlisberger found Brown on an incredible one-handed catch that he pinned against his helmet in the end zone.

Steelers and Titans game stat leaders

Steelers - passing

Ben Roethlisberger - 30-of-45 - 299 yards - four touchdowns

Titans - passing

Marcus Mariota - 22-of-33 - 306 yards - one touchdown - four interceptions

Steelers - rushing

Le'Veon Bell - 12 carries - 46 yards

Titans - rushing

Derrick Henry - seven carries - 32 yards

Steelers receiving

Antonio Brown - 10 receptions - 144 yards - three touchdowns

Titans receiving

Rishard Matthew - five receptions - 113 yards - one touchdown