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Bengals Trail Steelers 27-7 at Half; First-Half Box Score

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Dec 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen (20) tackles Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber (10) in the end zone the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

When you combine a series of unfortunate events with a team clearly not ready to play, you have the Cincinnati Bengals trailing a 5-8 Pittsburgh steelers team at halftime,

After how the game started, the Bengals are probably lucky to not be down by a bigger margin after the Steelers jumped-out to a 21-0 lead.

Surprisingly, it was the normally reliable special teams that hurt the Bengals most. IT started when punter Kevin dropped a snap back at his own 1-yard line on a punt, and the Steelers scored two plays later after Le’Veon Bell ran it in for the score.

Two drives later, Huber found himself punting again, and disaster struck again as Steelers receiver Antonio Brown took it to the house for the score to put the Bengals in a 21-0 hole. Huber was also injured on the play after getting blocked and fracturing his jaw, and is out for the rest of the night.

The Bengals finally got on the board after a Brandon Tate 50-yard kickoff return set them  up, and Andy Dalton hit A.J. Green on two big plays and Giovani Bernard finished the drive off with a 1-yard score, but the Steelers still lead 27-7 at the half.

Pittsburgh Passing

C/ATT

YDS

AVG

TD

INT

RAT.

B. Roethlisberger

14/17

119

7.0

1

0

115.4

Team

14/17

119

7.0

1

0

Cincinnati Rushing

CAR

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

G. Bernard

6

17

2.8

1

7

A. Dalton

3

15

5.0

0

9

B. Green-Ellis

3

2

0.7

0

1

K. Huber

1

0

0.0

0

0

Team

13

34

2.6

1

9

Pittsburgh Rushing

CAR

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

L. Bell

11

26

2.4

1

8

F. Jones

5

22

4.4

0

12

J. Dwyer

2

15

7.5

0

10

Team

18

63

3.5

1

12

Cincinnati Receiving

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

TGTS

A. Green

4

43

10.8

0

19

8

G. Bernard

2

13

6.5

0

8

4

M. Sanu

1

9

9.0

0

9

2

A. Hawkins

0

0

0.0

0

0

1

M. Jones

0

0

0.0

0

0

2

Team

7

65

9.3

0

19

17

Pittsburgh Receiving

REC

YDS

AVG

TD

LG

TGTS

A. Brown

3

35

11.7

1

12

4

E. Sanders

4

30

7.5

0

21

4

L. Bell

3

30

10.0

0

16

3

H. Miller

3

22

7.3

0

9

3

J. Cotchery

1

2

2.0

0

2

2

M. Spaeth

0

0

0.0

0

0

1

Team

14

119

8.5

1

21

17

Cincinnati Fumbles

FUM

LOST

REC

K. Huber

1

0

0

K. Huber

0

0

1

Team

1

0

1

Pittsburgh Fumbles

FUM

LOST

REC

Team

0

0

0

Cincinnati Tackles

TACKLES

MISC

TOT

SOLO

SACKS

TFL

PD

QB HTS

TD

R. Nelson

5

3

0

0

0

1

0

V. Burfict

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

A. Jones

4

3

0

2

0

0

0

M. Johnson

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

J. Harrison

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

R. Maualuga

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

C. Crocker

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

D. Peko

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

W. Gilberry

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

V. Rey

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

D. Kirkpatrick

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

B. Thompson

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

G. Iloka

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

Team

38

23

0

2

1

1

0

Pittsburgh Tackles

TACKLES

MISC

TOT

SOLO

SACKS

TFL

PD

QB HTS

TD

L. Timmons

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

C. Heyward

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

R. Clark

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

I. Taylor

2

1

0

0

2

0

0

Z. Hood

2

2

1

1

0

1

0

J. Worilds

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

A. Woods

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

C. Allen

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

V. Williams

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

T. Polamalu

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

W. Allen

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

W. Gay

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

H. Fangupo

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

J. Jones

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

T. Garvin

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Team

26

18

1

2

4

2

0

Cincinnati Kick Returns

NO

YDS

AVG

TD

B. Tate

2

69

34.5

0

C. Peerman

1

19

19.0

0

Team

3

88

29.3

0

Pittsburgh Kick Returns

NO

YDS

AVG

TD

F. Jones

1

20

20.0

0

Team

1

20

20.0

0

Cincinnati Punt Returns

NO

YDS

AVG

TD

Team

0

0

0.0

0

Pittsburgh Punt Returns

NO

YDS

AVG

TD

A. Brown

2

78

39.0

1

Team

2

78

39.0

1

Cincinnati Kicking

FG

PCT

XP

PTS

M. Nugent

0/0

0.0

1/1

1

Team

0/0

0.0

1/1

1

Pittsburgh Kicking

FG

PCT

XP

PTS

S. Suisham

2/2

100.0

3/3

9

Team

2/2

100.0

3/3

9

Cincinnati Punting

NO

YDS

AVG

K. Huber

2

86

43.0

M. Nugent

1

37

37.0

Team

3

123

41.0

Pittsburgh Punting

NO

YDS

AVG

M. McBriar

1

30

30.0

Team

1

30

30.0

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