Mathis gets big pick against Big Ben

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers couldn't get off to a worse start, giving up a 72-yard interception return to Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis for a touchdown.

Jacksonville leads 7-0 without its offense hitting the field.

The pass was intended for Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was pressured and threw the ball before Holmes got out of his break, and the ball was picked off by Mathis in stride.

Mathis has an interception return for a touchdown in two of his last three games. It was the second-longest interception return in Jaguars history.

Update: The Steelers respond with a 1-yard touchdown reception from tight end Heath Miller on their next drive to tie the score 7-7.