In Week One, the Steelers’ offense started slowly and didn’t get on the board until garbage time. In Week Two, the Steelers’ offense started slowly again, but this time it didn’t take quite so long to get rolling.
After a mostly frustrating first half, Ben Roethlisberger engineered a drive on which he completed all five of his passes, hitting Emmanuel Sanders for a 43-yard gain to the 1-yard line and then hitting Derek Moye on a fade into the end zone for a touchdown, tying the score at 10-10 just before halftime.
Until that drive, the Steelers’ offense couldn’t do much of anything. The running backs have been a non-factor, with Felix Jones finding little room behind Pittsburgh’s shaky offensive line, and Isaac Redman sitting out most of the first half while getting evaluated for a concussion. (He was cleared to return.)
The good news for the Steelers is that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been missing open receivers and failing to get the Bengals’ offense moving. It’s 10-10 at halftime, and the Steelers are going into the second half with momentum.