Well, that deferral of the coin toss did a lot of good, didn't it? The Bengals went into halftime reeling from a late touchdown pass to Antonio Brown, but still led 10-7 and looked to regroup after a poor first half on offense. On the first play from scrimmage, Andy Dalton dropped back to pass and looked Andrew Hawkins' way.
Dalton threw the ball late and floated it, allowing Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen to jump in front of the pass and intercept it. The interception gave the Steelers great field position and possible momentum to gain control of the game. Dalton is ten for seventeen passing, with one interception and no touchdowns.
The Bengals defense stood strong on the Steelers possession and forced Pittsburgh to punt. The Bengals have the ball in their own territory.