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.