Steelers vs. Bengals score update: Pittsburgh trails 7-3 early in 2nd quarter

The Pittsburgh Steelers have fallen behind the Cincinnati Bengals 7-3 early in the second quarter of their Sunday night matchup in Cincinnati.

Both teams had success on their opening drives, with PIttsburgh striking first on a 42-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham. The Steelers moved 37 yards on nine plays on the possession. A 23-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown on 3rd-and-9 got the Steelers in field goal range before the drive stalled.

Cincinnati answered right back with a long touchdown drive that spanned 15 plays, 79 yards and took 8:09 off the clock. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis did most of the work on the drive, carrying the ball eight times for 44 yards. However, it would be Cedric Peerman's five-yard touchdown rush that finished off the drive to put the Bengals up 7-3.

Roethlisberger had Pittsburgh on the move once again on their second drive, but it ended with an interception by Cincinnati's Chris Crocker in the end zone.

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