Sunday, October 09, 2011

Tennessee vs. Steelers: Second quarter, instant analysis

A carelessly thrown pass by Ben Roethlisberger marred what otherwise would have been a perfect second quarter.

The fake punt worked to perfection, and the Jonathan Dwyer run was made possible by perfectly executed blocks along the offensive front.  Meanwhile the defense, which has been so poor for nearly the entire season completely shutdown the Titans' offense.


At halftime the Steelers offense has outgained Tennessee 261 yards to 118, Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked zero times while Matt Hasselbeck had been taken down twice, with LaMarr Woodley credited for 1.5 of those.  Additionally, the Steelers defense has continued to control the Titans' running game, with Chris Johnson rushing for 21 yards on the eight carries that followed his 21 yard run on his first carry.

With the Steelers getting the ball first to begin the second half, here's hoping they put the Titans away immediately.


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