The Bengals received the football to start the second half, but it was the Pittsburgh defense who stood tall and forced a three-and-out.
Pittsburgh received the ball and rode Bell, again, deep into Cincinnati territory, but on 3rd and 1 Bell was stopped for a loss of 4-yards, forcing Chris Boswell on for a third consecutive time. The kick was good, and the Steelers extended their lead to 23-14 in the third quarter.
On Cincinnati’s next drive, Dalton’s pass was deflected, and intercepted by Joe Haden, his first as a member of the Steelers.
However, despite good field position, the Bengals’ defense held Pittsburgh to another Boswell field goal, giving them a 26-14 lead.
Again, on the next Bengals’ drive, Dalton was picked off for a second time. This pass was knocked into the air by a leaping Sean Davis, and caught by William Gay.
The Steelers have the ball on a third-and-one to end the third quarter.