The Pittsburgh Steelers are back in action during the NFL’s preseason, taking on the Detroit Lions Saturday evening.

So far, the Steelers are off to a hot start. In fact, Pittsburgh can thank the connection between tight end Pat Freiermuth and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for that start.

Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh’s offense have scored twice in the 1st quarter to build a 14-0 lead over the Lions. Both scores came on throws to the rookie Freiermuth out of Penn State.

On the first touchdown, Roethlisberger executed a nice pump fake before putting the ball up high in the middle of the end zone. Taking on his man in single coverage, Freiermuth skied high for the grab and came down with it cleanly.

It was his first NFL touchdown:

On the ensuing drive, Roethlisberger once again looked for his tight end in the red zone. He was able to fit his throw through a tight window and into the back of the end zone where Freiermuth reeled it in.

With the first quarter winding down, Freiermuth has 2 catches for 19 yards and 2 touchdowns, the first two scores of his NFL career. He was a second-round draft pick by the Steelers this year.