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After slow start, Steelers hold 14-6 halftime lead

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts in the fourth quarter during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Denver Broncos  at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) Getty Images

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown two touchdown passes, and the Steelers masterfully drained the clock on their second touchdown drive.

They lead the Redskins at halftime, 14-6.

The Redskins have been in Steelers’ territory four times and have just two field goals by Dustin Hopkins to show for it.

The first touchdown was a fourth-down bomb to Antonio Brown, who stole it from two defenders. On the second, which came with just 27 seconds left in the first half, Roethlisberger threw a pass to Sammie Coates that deflected off Coates and into the hands of Eli Rogers.

Rogers sat out all of his rookie season with a foot injury, but he’s been a factor tonight. The Steelers are playing without injured starting wide receiver Markus Wheaton.

Roethlisberger is 16-of-21 passing for 151 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is 12-of-18 for 146 yards.

The Steelers chose to defer to start the game and will get the ball to start the second half.

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6 Responses to “After slow start, Steelers hold 14-6 halftime lead”
  1. barsfordays says: Sep 12, 2016 8:36 PM

    Sammie Coates makes Darrius Heyward-Bey looks like Larry Fitzgerald. That dude couldn’t catch a cold butt naked in Alaska.

  2. Stiller43 says: Sep 12, 2016 8:37 PM

    And this is without Bryant, Bell, Wheaton, Green…and thats just on offense!

    Boy what this team could be..

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 12, 2016 8:45 PM

    Your starting to see it wasn’t Odell it was the loose canon Norman all along !

  4. leatherface2012 says: Sep 12, 2016 9:02 PM

    good lord this game is ugly

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 12, 2016 9:04 PM

    Kirk Cousins is not a franchise QB, that’s all I’ve gathered from this game.

  6. squeebus says: Sep 12, 2016 9:09 PM

    Anyone excited about that 42 yard pass to Coates better not utter the words “Jump Ball Joe” ever again.

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