Heath Miller caught a touchdown and two-point conversion from Ben Roethlisberger with 29 seconds left in the first half to knot up the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals at 14-14 going into halftime.
PIttsburgh dominated the time of possession in the half, holding the ball for 18:03 and racking up 200 yards of offense to just 115 for Cincinnati.
However, two costly second quarter turnovers by Pittsburgh quarterback Roethlisberger helped put the Steelers in an early 14-3 hole. The first turnover was an interception in the end zone that ruined a 70-yard drive.
The next Pittsburgh possession, Roethlisberger was sacked and fumbled deep in Steeler territory. Cincinnati recovered and quickly capitalized on the next play, with Andy Dalton threading the needle to A.J. Green for an eight-yard score.
Pittsburgh embarked on another long drive after the Cincinnati touchdown, driving 60 yards on 10 plays before settling for a 47-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham
A Dalton interception late in the first half gave Pittsburgh great field position, setting up the Roethlisberger touchdown strike to Miller.