Steelers strike first after Bengals punt mishap

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The Steelers got a lucky breeze, Andy Dalton hit the deck, and Ben Roethlisberger seems to like his offense.

Those things have been in short supply lately, and contributed to an early Steelers 14-0 lead.

Bengals punter Kevin Huber lost control of a snap (it may have been blown by the wind), and Steelers safety Will allen recovered. It was originally ruled a safety, but Huber was given forward progress to the 1.

Moments later, the Steelers got a five-point bump out of the deal, when Le’Veon Bell ran for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

The Steelers are holding the Bengals in check so far, and even sacked quarterback Andy Dalton. That hadn’t happened in a month, and keeping pressure on him will be critical if the Steelers want to pull the upset.

Roethlisberger just hit Antonio Brown for a touchdown, giving them a two-touchdown lead, as Roethlisberger’s perfect on seven pass attempts.