In the second half, the Bengals were off and running as “The Law Firm” broke loose for a touchdown scamper giving Cincinnati a 17-0 lead midway though the third.
The Steelers would then get their first possession of the second half, hoping to get something going. But that’s when the defensive onslaught by Cincinnati would begin. A monstrous sack by Geno Atkins would force yet another Pittsburgh punt.
This would set up another Nugent field goal which pushed Cincinnati’s lead to 20-0.