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New York Giants Lead the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-10 at Halftime

November 4th, 2012 at 6:09 PM
By Mark Mihalko

 As the teams head to halftime, the New York Giants lead the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-10 in Sunday afternoon action.

'Bear Pascoe, Victor Cruz and Eli Manning talk in a time out' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
After a feeling out process in the first quarter that saw the Steelers and Giants exchange punts, the Steelers were finally able to break through. After an Ike Taylor interception of Eli Manning, they were able to manufacture a drive to take an early lead. This balanced 11-play drive was paced by running back Isaac Redman who ran hard between the tackles and set the team up inside the Red Zone, but was capped off by a Ben Roethlisberger to Emmanuel Sanders four-yard touchdown pass. This 58-yard drive moved the Steelers in front 7-0 in the second quarter.

The Giants got the ball after the touchdown and took advantage of two critical but questionable Steelers penalties to move into scoring position. The referee aided drive covered 72-yards in eight-plays was capped by a one-yard Andre Brown touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7. After another controversial play that benefited the Giants, the Steelers found themselves down 14-7, after Michael Boley returned a Roethlisberger fumble 70-yards for a touchdown. On the play, it appeared that Roethlisberger’s arm was moving forward when the ball came out. The play was reviewed and upheld.

After the Giants missed a field goal near the end of the half, Roethlisberger and the Steelers were able to quickly move the ball down the field and get into scoring position for them. At the end of the half, Shaun Suisham connected on a 30-yard field goal to bring the score to 14-10 at halftime.

The biggest news out of the first half was an ankle injury to wide receiver Antonio Brown in the second quarter. While he is listed as questionable to return, he has not yet come back on the field. Offensively, the Steelers have gotten a strong performance from their running game, with Isaac Redman leading the way with 87-yards on 14 carries. This running game set up play action, and Roethlisberger took advantage completing 12-of-18 passes for 96-yards and one touchdown.

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Tags: Andre Brown, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Emmanuel Sanders, Football, Isaac Redman, Michael Boley, New York Giants, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers

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