The Bills started the second quarter with tremendous field position after the Tre’Davious White interception, and Josh Allen took little time moving the ball into the red-zone, and eventually taking it in himself on a 1st and goal play from the 1 yard line. The score, and point-after, put the Bills up 7-0 in the early moments of the second quarter.
Hodges was able to finally connect on a big play to James Washington on the Steelers’ opening drive, but the end result was nothing more than a Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal making the score 7-3 with 11:26 left in the second quarter.
Both teams exchanged punts before Josh Allen’s pass intended for Cole Beasley sailed high, and was tipped into the hands of Steven Nelson for the Steelers’ interception. Nelson returned the ball to set up the offense inside the red-zone for the first time.
On the next play from scrimmage the Steelers ran a wildcat play, but a low snap threw the play off time and Diontae Johnson fumbled the handoff, giving the ball right back to the Bills. The Bills would run out the half and the score stood 7-3 heading into halftime.