The Steelers started off the team adapting better to a snowy Heinz Field in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. They just didn't end it that way.
A strip-sack of Ben Roethlisberger by Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake set up a touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Charles Clay paced the Dolphins in the first half. They took a 10-7 lead into halftime.
The Steelers have seen outstanding play from defensive end Cameron Heyward, and are adding the wrinkle of rotating LaMarr Woodley and Jarvis Jones at the right outside linebacker position - different from his usual left outside linebacker spot. Jason Worilds is holding that spot down, and has a sack off a fumbled shotgun snap.
The Dolphins made it interesting at the end of the half, blocking a Mat McBriar punt and trotting out Caleb Sturgis to attempt a 52-yard field goal, which would have tied the longest field goal in Heinz Field history.
It was well short, and the Steelers set up a return by Troy Polamalu. He lateraled the ball around midfield, and it eventually got to Ike Taylor, who nearly broke it outside. He was tackled around the 30.
Pittsburgh will kick off to start the second half.
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