After a second half full of examples of offensive ineptitude from both teams, the Bengals shook off a little rust midway through the fourth quarter. After a couple completions to both A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham, the Bengals marched into Pittsburgh territory once again.
After a couple of plays that netted little yardage, the Bengals were forced with a critical decision yet again on the afternoon. Attempt a long field goal with Josh Brown, who has been money in relief of Mike Nugent, or kick a pooch punt to pin the struggling Steelers defense deep in their own territory?
Marvin Lewis, after a couple of questionable decisions on the day, opted for the former and allowed Brown to try a 56-yard attempt. Predictably, Brown was short on the attempt and gave the Steelers outstanding field position with around four minutes to play. It could prove to be the decision of the game.
The Steelers are driving with just over two minutes to play in a 10-10 tie.