Cincinnati Bengals: Lead Pittsburgh Steelers at Half 20-9

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Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) calls a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) calls a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cincinnati Bengals have a halftime lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-9. Can they continue to hold on in the second half?

The Cincinnati Bengals are holding an 11 point lead heading into the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals have benefited from sloppy play by the Steelers and a big receiving game from Brandon LaFell.

Brandon LaFell is on pace to get his first 100 yard receiving game in a Bengals uniform this season. He has six receptions for 77 yards, no touchdowns, but he was interfered with in the end zone which set the Bengals up for Andy Dalton’s 4th and goal keeper for a touchdown.

The Bengals defense has been spectacular. They have limited Le’Veon Bell seven carries for 29 yards, three catches for 21 yards. Ben Roethlisberger is 11 for 20 in completions and only has 125 yards.

The Bengals special teams has been spectacular as well. They are one for one on field goals with new kicker Randy Bullock, who is also perfect on two extra points attempts. Alex Erickson has been incredible in kick returning. He is averaging 40 yards with a 72 yard return on three returns, something the Bengals have taken advantage of so far this game.

The second half will be pivotal if the Bengals want to pull off a win against their largest rivals. This week is win and they still have playoff hopes, lose and they are done. Can the Bengals continue this momentum and frustrating the Steelers into penalties and mistakes? The Steelers receive the second half kick. Enjoy the second half.

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