Early on, Bengals-Steelers has featured a lot of defense and not a lot in the way of extracurricular activities.
The Steelers lead at halftime, 10-6. The Bengals kicked a field goal on the final play of the first half to get within four.
Bengals-Steelers has become an intense and colorful rivalry, but Sunday’s game has been mostly free of anything extra. Steelers linebacker Vince Williams and Bengals safety Clayton Fejedelem had a little shoving match on a punt play in the second quarter, and Fejedelem was called for unnecessary roughness on the play.
Bengals safety Shawn Williams was taken to the locker room in the final minute of the first half, but the team announced Williams just needed fluids.