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Steelers Vs. Bills: Pittsburgh Struggling Through Second Half, But Leads 16-13

The Bills just finished piling up 13 unanswered points with two field goals by Rian Lindell. The last came after the Bills stripped the ball from Rashard Mendenhall, setting them up with the ball deep in Steelers territory. The Steelers then managed to stall the Bills’ drive after stuffing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s sneak attempt on 3rd-and-1. Fitzpatrick, though, has really piled up yards in the second half and now has 206. It’s disappointing watching this – the Steelers haven’t been able to do much of anything in the second half, and they shouldn’t be playing a close game against a team like the Bills. The Steelers also continue to have holding penalties, and just had a 42-yard Mendenhall run called back on a penalty by Chris Kemoeatu.

Also, Ben Roethlisberger continues to hang onto the ball way too long, and was just sacked on a play in which he had lots of time. The Bills have sacked Roethlisberger four times today. He finally broke a run for a first down after failing to find an open receiver – it would have been nice if he had started doing this earlier in the game.

Mendenhall just broke an 18-yard run, and the Steelers are driving.

UPDATE: And after a horrible drive-killing drop by Emmanuel Sanders, Shaun Suisham just kicked his third field goal of 45 yards or more. The Steelers lead, 16-13.

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