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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Cincinnati Errors Help Pittsburgh To 20-7 Halftime Lead

The Steelers currently lead the Bengals 20-7 at halftime. The Bengals got off to a horrible start. Their problems began on the opening kickoff, when Jason Worilds recovered a fumble by Bernard Scott. Rashard Mendenhall scored a one-yard touchdown on the ensuing drive. The Bengals’ next possession ended with a blocked punt by William Gay, and the Steelers were then able to score on a 25-yard field goal by Jeff Reed. The Steelers finished the first quarter with a 10-0 lead.

Here’s video of Gay’s blocked punt:

In the second quarter, a fumble by Hines Ward led to a 19-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Terrell Owens. But after a punt by the Steelers, Lawrence Timmons intercepted Palmer, leading to a seven-play drive that ended with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Ward. Reed added another field goal before the end of the half.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.