The Steelers started the second half the same way the ended the first half, but with one major difference. With a good mix of the short passing game and power running, James Conner moved the Steelers deep in Cincinnati territory. Facing a first and goal, the Steelers utilized the wildcat formation again with Samuels at quarterback, he kept the football and scored his first touchdown of 2019.
The Boswell kick was good, giving the Steelers a 17-3 lead early in the third quarter.
After another Bengals three-and-out, Rudolph hit Diontae Jonson for a 43-yard touchdown on second down to add to the Steelers lead. Boswell’s point-after was good, making the score 24-3 with 9:24 left in the third quarter.
After several three-and-outs by both teams, the Steelers’ 24-3 lead stood heading into the final frame of regulation.