Steelers vs. Bengals second half open thread

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Tied at 10, probably right where it should be for two teams struggling to move the ball.

Only imagine if David Paulson protected the ball when being tackled after a 31-yard gain.

The Steelers offense has been ineffective, by and large, but they caught fire at the end of the second half, resulting in a 1-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Derek Moye.

The defense has seen some pressure, along with a few nice rushes from Cameron Heyward, helping to hold the pass-happy Bengals to 165 passing yards on 32 attempts (5.15 per attempt).

However, the Steelers have the only turnover, a gaffe by Paulson which took away a red zone possession for the Steelers. The pressure generated up front isn't nearly as intense as it was in the Steelers' Week 1 loss to Tennessee, and it appeared at the end of the half Roethlisberger was getting on the same page with his receivers.

It looks like it'll be a wild finish, so stick around, we'll be here all night...please tip your wait staff.

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