The second quarter saw nothing but two teams punting the ball back and forth until the Steelers were backed up in their own end, facing a third down and 11, and Rudolph hit Diontae Johnson for a first down. That one play sparked a drive which also included a big catch down the sideline by JuJu Smith-Schuster putting the Steelers’ offense in Miami territory for the first time in the game. The drive would stall and the Steelers settled for a 42-yard field goal to make the score 14-3 with 2:45 left in the half.
Just when you thought the Dolphins would just ice out the time left in the half, Fitzpatrick tried to thread the needle over the middle, and the tipped ball went into the awaiting arms of Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Rudolph and the Steelers offense had just over a minute left in the half with two timeouts remaining, and just when you thought the Steelers had the big play they had been needing, a deep pass to Diontae Johnson down the sideline, the play was flagged for offensive pass interference. Despite being reviewed, the call was upheld and had the team facing a 3rd and 22. Rudolph hit Diontae Johnson in stride and he got into the endzone to make the score 14-10 heading into halftime.