The Pittsburgh Steelers began the second quarter with the ball, thanks to an Ike Taylor interception as the first quarter ended. The drive lasted only three plays, but the Steelers were setup right in field goal range, allowing Shaun Suisham to drill home the 21-yard field goal to tie the game up 3-3. On the very next play for the Chiefs, quarterback Tyler Palko was once again picked off, this time by safety Ryan Mundy.
Once again the Steelers were able to capitalize on the turnover and field position. The drive looked like it was going to stall out once again when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked on third down, but the Chiefs were flagged for defensive holding giving the drive new life. Two plays later, Roethlisberger connected with Weslye Sanders for the 2-yard touchdown.
The teams then decided to trade punts and the Chiefs began to drive down the football field. Thanks to a long catch and run by receiver Steve Breaston, the Chiefs set themselves up for a 49-yard Ryan Succop field goal to cut the Steelers lead to 10-6. With under five minutes left in the half however, Ben Roethlisberger led the team down the field for another Suisham field goal. The 49-yarder was Suisham's longest as a Steeler.
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