The Steelers lead the Patriots at halftime, 17-10 behind 216 yards and two touchdowns by Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers have 18 first downs, 261 total yards and almost 13 minutes more time of possession in the first half but only lead by seven against an explosive offense.
The Patriots should be breathing a sigh of relief that this game isn't already a blowout. Tom Brady has only managed 55 yards passing and the Patriots have only earned eight first downs. But with only a seven point deficit, anything is possible, especially in a season that has seen its fair share of comebacks throughout the lead.
The Patriots were able to tack on three more points toward the end of the first half on a 10 play, 52 yard drive that ended with a Steve Gostkowski 46 yard field goal. The big play of the drive was a 17 yard pass from Brady to Rob Gronkowski.