Live updates, game stats, highlights, analysis for Week 1 AFC North showdown

CINCINNATI — There is a possible upset brewing in Cincinnati. The visiting Steelers, aided by four Bengals turnovers, took a 17-6 lead over the defending AFC champions at halftime.

Pittsburgh’s defense recorded three first-half interceptions off of Joe Burrow, including Minkah Fitzpatrick’s 31-yard pick-six in the game’s opening minutes. The Steelers stretched their lead to 17-3 after Mitch Trubisky hit Najee Harris on a 1-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter. The score was set up by TJ Watt’s interception of Burrow, who prior to Sunday’s game had never thrown multiple interceptions in a first half.

Cincinnati’s best player in the first half was running back Joe Mixon, whose 31-yard run on a fourth-and-1 play set up Evan McPherson’s second field goal just before halftime. Mixon ran for 67 yards on 15 carries in the game’s first 30 minutes. The Bengals suffered a loss when receiver Tee Higgins left the game after getting hit hard. Higgins is out with a concussion.

Can Pittsburgh pull off a Week 1 upset, or will the Bengals rally in the second half? Follow our live blog below throughout to find out.

How to watch Steelers-Bengals

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 11 | 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Paycor Stadium — Cincinnati, Ohio
  • TV: CBS | Live stream: Paramount+ (click here)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Odds: CIN-6.5; PIT +6.5; O/U 44.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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