Steelers vs. Bills Second Half Open Thread: Steelers 21, Bills 7

Aug 25, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

The injury bug reared its ugly head yet again in the Steelers third preseason game, as rookie guard David DeCastro suffered a knee injury on Pittsburgh's second possession of the game and had to be carted into the locker room. Running game Isaac Redman had to temporarily leave the field with a stinger, but quickly returned to action. Defensive end Brett Keisel also left the game with what Mike Tomlin described as a mild high ankle sprain.

Buffalo scored first on its second possession thanks to a 49 scoring drive that concluded with a Fred Jackson one yard touchdown run.

Pittsburgh struggled on offense in the first quarter, going two and out on its first two possessions. However, Ziggy Hood recovered a fumble at the Buffalo 18 yard line, and Pittsburgh capitalized with a two yard touchdown run by Redman to make it 7-7 midway through the second quarter.

The Steelers offense finally came to life late in the second quarter and went on a 98 yard scoring drive that included a 33 yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Jonathan Dwyer that got Pittsburgh out of the shadow of its own end zone, and concluded with a six yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown to make it 14-7 at the half.

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