Not only did the scoreboard present an unfavorable result, Pittsburgh's physical advantage popped Cincinnati on the chin that forced several players out. It was the kind of defeat in body and soul.
Bengals punter Kevin Huber was forced out of the game with a fractured jaw during Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. We can't see Huber punting again for the Bengals this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Bengals looked at free agency for a replacement.
James Harrison's first game in Pittsburgh since signing with the Bengals didn't go as planned at all. He was forced out in the first quarter after suffering a concussion. Jermaine Gresham suffered a hip in the second half and we didn't see him after that -- though the offense started performing better with Tyler Eifert (just saying). Dre Kirkpatrick was helped off the field late in the fourth quarter, but he returned to the game at the end for a handful of snaps.
At some point in time you have to wonder if the injuries since week seven are finally mounting up against the Bengals, especially for a reliable defense to sink so poorly against the Steelers.