Eventually if you let teams stick around, they're going to make an impact and generate momentum. Following Cincinnati's field goal to take a 10-3 lead with 13:16 remaining in the second quarter, the Bengals offense has resumed their generic (and infuriating) struggles of consistency that's killed them in the past with two possessions that gained 17 yards, including the most recent three and out with over four minutes remaining in the second.
And Pittsburgh is finally responding.
After beautiful stops by Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga in coverage, the Steelers have third and eight from their own 37-yard line with 2:53 remaining in the first half. Following a 19-yard reception to Emmanuel Sanders, quarterback Roethlisberger went back to Sanders for a huge 43 yard gain to the Bengals one-yard line.
The Steelers didn't wait.
Roethlisberger floated the football at the back right pylon where Derek Moye beat Leon Hall for the one-yard touchdown reception. Pittsburgh ties the game at ten with 1:54 remaining in the first half.