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Bengals Vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh Takes Early Lead With Touchdown On First Possession

The Pittsburgh Steelers quickly marched down the field on their first possession to take an early 7-0 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Jerricho Cotchery for the quick strike 16-yard touchdown. With third and ten and the drive in danger of stalling in the red zone, the play was made possible by Big Ben’s ability to extend the play in the backfield, letting Cotchery break free wide open in the right half of the end zone. Big Ben went four for five on the drive as he marched Pittsburgh down the field.

The play capped an eight-play, 54-yard drive that took just over four minutes for the Steelers to complete. It was an impressive response after the Bengals went three and out after receiving the kick off. The scoring drive got a Paul Brown Stadium full of Steelers fans out of their seats as Pittsburgh looks to pull even in the loss column with the first-place Bengals.

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