The Bills' field goal, which opened up the scoring on the day, was set up by a Jairus Byrd interception on Ben Roethlisberger that the free safety then returned 57 yards deep into Steelers territory. Buffalo moved the ball down inside the Steelers' five-yard line, but EJ Manuel badly overthrew Stevie Johnson on a third down fade route, and the Bills settled for a short Dan Carpenter field goal.
From there, Buffalo's offense mostly disappeared - they have gained just 82 yards so far today - while Pittsburgh's offense took over. They've gained 224 yards of offense, with a lot of the damage coming on the ground (99 yards, with four players registering at least 10 yards). Late in the first half, Roethlisberger found Jerricho Cotchery on a short fade route to break a tie and give the Steelers their 10-3 lead at the break.
Throughout the first half, Buffalo's offense struggled on first down, then couldn't make up yardage on subsequent downs. Manuel looks incredibly rusty on a very windy day in Pittsburgh, and after four first quarter carries, C.J. Spiller has not touched the ball since. Without a complete 180 from the offense, it's hard to envision the Bills leaving Pittsburgh with a much-needed win.
Still, they're only down one score, and the Bills get the ball first to start the second half. Go Bills!