It's been pretty much a defensive struggle in the first half, the Steelers holding a 7-0 lead after Najeh Davenport breaks a 45-yard run after Deon Grant and Kelly Jennings both missed tackles. It was the second big play the Steelers were able to get off due to a Jennings missed tackle, only the first one didn't hurt. Ben Roethlisberger hits Heath Miller for a 13-yard strike a few playes later. The Seahawks blow a chance for points at the end of the half when Matt Hasselbeck gets them down the field but then throws an interception at hte goal. It should have been at least three points. One of the topics of discussion on that drive was why did Mike Holmgren not call timeout to give the Seahawks more time on the drive. And, why not take three points with 7 seconds left rather than risk the pass, which was intercepted?
Neither offense looks particularly effective, both running games bogging down. It's something of a surprise that Seattle has not been able to take more advantage of Pittsburgh's injuries, but Matt Hasselbeck does not look very sharp. On three occasions he has blatantly thrown deep into double coverage. He seems to be forcing the ball for some reason, including on that interception. Even with Casey Hampton out, Shaun Alexander has been unable to find any room to run. Seattle's run defense has been good, and other than tackling its secondary is decent. The offense needs to crank it up in the second half.