Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers at Bengals: Quarterbacks struggle on way to 10-10 tie at halftime


The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are deadlocked heading in to halftime of Monday Night Football at a 10-10 deadlock after a lackluster first half from both teams. Neither offense has been able to really get rolling, but the Steelers did begin to heat up at the end of the second quarter.

Pittsburgh got on the scoreboard first with a 44-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham, but the Bengals answered with a rushing touchdown from rookie running back Giovani Bernard. Cincinnati tacked on a 41 yard field goal from Mike Nugent to cap off a ten point run before the Steelers began to heat up.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger appeared to be getting more and more frustrated with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, so he began running a no-huddle offense and was waving off Haley’s substitution packages and plays. As a result, Pittsburgh went on a 5 play, 65-yard drive that was capped off by a one-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to rookie Derrick Moye to even the score.

Andy Dalton has struggled greatly in the first half going 16-32 for a mere 165 yards, while Roethlisberger has completed 9-of-16 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.

We are set up for an entertaining second half as the teams attempt to avoid falling in an 0-2 hole to start the season, so buckle up your chin straps and tune in to ESPN to see who comes away with the win.

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