The Steelers 2012 season doesn't appear to be ending on a bang. Maybe not even a whimper.
A sagging offense is once again on display, as the Steelers have now scored 30 points in their last 10 quarters of play, leading to a 10-3 advantage over the visiting Browns.
The Steelers' touchdown came on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to tight end Leonard Pope. The Steelers were set up with good field position after they recovered a fumble by Browns WR Josh Gordon in their own territory.
It was the first points the Steelers had scored on their last four takeaways, including an interception by Troy Polamalu in the first quarter.
Unless there is a rash of injuries not reported by the CBS (except for Brett Keisel's ankle at the end of the first half), it appears the Steelers are giving reps to several bench players. Before right guard David DeCastro suffered a stinger in the second quarter, Doug Legursky was in at right guard for at least one play - where his holding penalty negated a big reception by Antonio Brown.
Josh Victorian and Robert Golden have both seen time in the secondary, as the Steelers defense got two turnovers but are surrendering yards to a Browns offense led by Thad Lewis (11-for-18, 119 yards, one INT).
It looks to be a close - if not dully played - game, so stick around, only one half left.