Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
PITTSBURGH -- A few quick thoughts at the half of what’s been a great 7-7 game.
- After both teams struggled to find the end zone, both got looser in 2-minute scenarios. Tennessee safety Chris Hope bit on two Ben Roethlisberger pump fakes as the Steelers hit two big passes. Then Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark got a bit lost on two big pass plays from Kerry Collins.
- If Troy Polamalu (left knee) and LaMarr Woodley (cramp) don’t come back, obviously that’s a big edge for the Titans. Woodley was classified as probable, Polamalu is now officially out. Both players were out on the Titans’ touchdown drive.
- Kenny Britt got the big gainer of the half, a 57-yard reception where he was wide open on the Titans’ scoring drive. But he had Polamalu take a ball away with an impressive one-handed interception when he thought the pass was getting through and could have broken it up if he had a better sense of things. Later, he failed to come hard out of a break, allowing Ike Taylor to break up the pass.
- I didn’t see if anything led to what looked like a Rob Bironas shank wide right from 37 yards, or who broke down along the line if he wasn’t at fault on the Aaron Smith block of a 31-yarder. But this isn’t the kind of game where anyone can easily make up for six lost points.
6:20 3rd Qtr Indianapolis 13 Cincinnati 21 15:00 4th Qtr Atlanta 21 Green Bay 16 7:30 3rd Qtr Cleveland 12 New England 0 2:47 3rd Qtr Oakland 17 New York 30 2:46 3rd Qtr Detroit 14 Philadelphia 6 8:05 3rd Qtr Miami 17 Pittsburgh 21 8:01 3rd Qtr Buffalo 6 Tampa Bay 24 6:18 3rd Qtr Kansas City 38 Washington 10 6:59 3rd Qtr Minnesota 6 Baltimore 7 4:05 PM ET Tennessee Denver 4:25 PM ET St. Louis Arizona 4:25 PM ET New York San Diego 4:25 PM ET Seattle San Francisco 8:30 PM ET Carolina New Orleans