Ward disses Dawgpound

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

CLEVELAND -- Someone finally gets on the board as the Pittsburgh Steelers cap a 12-play, 70-yard drive on a Hines Ward touchdown reception with 6:26 remaining in the first half. Pittsburgh leads 7-0.

Ward caught the 11-yard touchdown in front of the Dawgpound and let them know he doesn't appreciate the verbal bashing he's taken over the years. So Ward dug his cleats in the ground and kicked grass in the face of those in the front row.

Neither team was able to muster much offense until Pittsburgh's most recent drive. Both teams have combined for eight punts thus far.