Steelers Trail Giants & Referees 14-10 At The Half
The Pittsburgh Steelers are down 14-10 at halftime to the New York Giants and the Bill Leavy led officiating crew at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants have been beneficiaries of several bad calls against the Steelers and it started with a bad pass interference call against cornerback Keenan Lewis. Later on in the drive, safety Ryan Clark was flagged for a personal foul call after hitting Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz shoulder to shoulder in the end zone on an incomplete third down pass deep in the Steelers end of the field.
Giants running back Andre Brown scored a few plays later after seemingly being stopped short of the goal-line. After a review the play stood as called.
The bad calls did not stop there as their the Giants were awarded a touchdown on a fumble return by linebacker Michael Boley after the ball slipped out of the throwing hand of Ben Roethlisberger as his arm was going forward. The play should have been overturned by the tuck rule, but wasn\’t after the officials reviewed it. Also missed on the return was a block in the back on tight end Heath Miller on the return.
The Steelers did run the ball well in the first half as running back Isaac Redman has 87 yards on 14 carries.