Shaun Suisham kicked a 33-yard field goal at the gun to give the Steelers a three-point halftime lead.
It was a downer for the Raiders in that less than two minutes before, Carson Palmer’s 3-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey tied the score at 14. The Raiders capitalized on a Pittsburgh turnover _ Desmond Bryant forced a Jonathan Dwyer fumble at the Pittsburgh 40 _ to get the score even.
Oakland’s dilemma in the second half will be to slow Ben Roethlisberger, who completed six passes for 64 yards in the two-minute drill as Pittsburgh regained the lead. Pittsburgh went into the half with more than 200 yards passing.