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Brandon Tate Fumbles Leads To A 21-Point Steelers Lead In The Second Quarter

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06:  Jordan Babineaux #26 of the Tennessee Titans tackles Brandon Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals during play at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Jordan Babineaux #26 of the Tennessee Titans tackles Brandon Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals during play at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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With a 14-point lead and over 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter, Brandon Tate returns the ensuing kickoff seven yards deep from the endzone before the football is slapped out of his hands for a fumble that the Steelers recovered at Cincinnati's 23-yard line. Cincinnati is in serious trouble.

Following a two-yard Isaac Redman run, the Steelers call a reverse for Antonio Brown, from left to right, picking up nine yards and the first down.

On the following play Roethlisberger takes the handoff, looks downfield and scrambles to his right. Mike Wallace sprints towards the right sidelines in the endzone, hauling in the 12-yard touchdown reception, taking a 21-0 lead with 8:33 remaining in the game.

Yea. The Bengals are definitely in trouble.