The offensive struggles continued for both teams, exchanging punts, but it was the Steelers’ defense who made the next play. On a tipped ball, Cam Sutton came down with the Steelers’ second interception of the game, giving the offense the ball at the Buffalo 30 yard line.
On the third play of the drive, Ben Roethlisberger wasted little time throwing a dart to James Washington for the first touchdown of the game.
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Chris Boswell hit the extra point to make the score 7-0.
Desperately needing an injection of offense, Josh Allen turned to his best offensive target to deliver. Stephon Diggs single-handedly got the Bills into Pittsburgh territory, and a questionable roughing the passer call on Henry Mondeaux put the Bills in the red-zone for the first time in the game.
Coming out of the 2-minute warning, Allen threw incomplete three straight times, and it resulted in a Tyler Bass 34-yard field goal to make the score 7-3 with 1:42 left in the first half.
Having all of their timeouts remaining, Roethlisberger quickly got the ball into Buffalo territory, but on 3rd and 5 Roethlisberger’s pass intended for JuJu Smith-Schuster was intercepted and returned for the touchdown. Bass’s extra point was no good, making the score 9-7 with 52 seconds left in the opening half.
The score would hold as both teams went into halftime.