Cincinnati took the first possession of the second half, but a T.J. Watt strip sack on third down ended any thoughts of the Bengals extending their lead to start the third quarter. Both teams exchanged possessions before Ben Roethlisberger finally was able to take a shot downfield with time to throw. His 49 yard pass was completed to rookie James Washington and set up a JuJu Smith-Schuster touchdown.
The score, and point-after, tied the game 10-10 with 3:50 left in the third quarter.
The Steelers’ defense made a stop, giving the offense the ball to end the third quarter.