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Week 14: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

All stories concerning the Cincinnati Bengals regular season series opener against the lovely Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mailbag: Effect Of Burfict On IR, Mental Edges

We answer some of the burning questions on the minds of Bengals fans in the week leading up to the re-match with the Browns.

Bengals Five Keys Checklist Versus Steelers

We look at last week's five keys to victory and see how the Bengals fared in each area.

Bengals PFF score against the Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals had some bright spots, but mostly on offense. The defense finished with rough scores on Sunday.

Bengals Week 14 "Unsung Hero Of The Week Award"

We take a look at some of the Bengals players whose contributions may have gone overlooked in the team's 42-21 loss to the Steelers.

Bengals Most Valuable Player Award Versus Steelers

We roll out the list of Bengals MVP candidates in their Week 14 loss to the Steelers. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for this week!

Nominees For Bengals Play Of The Game Vs. Steelers

Even though the Bengals lost by three touchdowns to the Steelers, they had a lead through three quarters and a handful of highlight-reel plays. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for Bengals Play Of The Game!

Bengals Vs. Steelers: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

We take a look at some of the best and worst from the Bengals' 42-21 loss to the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.

What We Learned: Bengals vs Steelers Part I

Going into Sunday, the Steelers were 12-3 at PBS since it opened in 2000. With a chance to essentially end the Steelers playoff chances and solidify their own playoff spot, the Bengals let the Steelers leave PBS, yet again, with a win.

Bengals not replacing their starting cornerbacks

The Cincinnati Bengals are still comfortable with their starting cornerbacks, keeping the younger players in Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard on deck.

The running play that the Bengals couldn't stop

The Pittsburgh Steelers found something that worked Sunday and stayed with it. As a result, the Bengals defense were overwhelmed and underpowered as the Steelers pounded Cincinnati for nearly 200 yards rushing.

Peko on loss; 'We still control AFC North'

Domata Peko knows the Bengals

The mistaken narrative

People are fingerpointing Andy Dalton as their source of frustration. Unfortunately, they are ignoring the disappointing Bengals defense.

What went wrong with 94-yarder? Everything.

We take a look at Pittsburgh's 94-yard touchdown pass, which spelled doom for an already doomed Bengals squad. If The Fumble is what sent Cincinnati spiraling towards a loss, it was this play that inevitably sealed it.

Offensive and defensive snap counts

Taking a look at the snap distribution by the Bengals offense and defense during Cincinnati's 42-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The fumble that cost the Bengals a win

Subscribing to the idea that one play doesn't define a football game usually makes sense. Except this weekend when fourth-quarter fumble exchange led to a complete collapse. Will this linger beyond Sunday's loss?

Bengals winners/losers against Steelers

We had intended to do winners and losers this weekend and unfortunately, we had way more losers than winners. Dare I say... we had an entire team of losers? No, there was some positive.

Bengals play three quarters, lose in 4th

The Cincinnati Bengals will conclude the weekend with an embarrassing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who piled on 25 fourth-quarter points on the Bengals to drop Cincinnati's lead to a half-game lead.

Green with a career-high 203 yards receiving

The Cincinnati Bengals are relying heavily on superstud receiver A.J. Green, who scored his first touchdown on an 81-yard reception, giving him 203 yards receiving through three quarters.

Bengals with a 14-10 halftime lead

After both teams knocked off some rust during a first quarter struggle on defense, both offenses woke up in the second with Cincinnati building a 14-10 lead at halftime.

OPEN THREAD: Bengals - Steelers Second Half

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Andy Dalton with 20-yard touchdown run

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton sprints 20 yards on a read-option to give the Bengals a 14-7 lead with 3:03 remaining in the second quarter.

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Jermaine Gresham touchdown reception with 9:11 remaining in the second

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Quarterback Andy Dalton hooks up with A.J. on a 56-yarder

The connection happened with 10:27 remaining in the second quarter, moving Cincinnati to the Steelers 13-yard line.

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Terence Newman's near pick-six at the end of the first quarter

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Geno Atkins with impressive start

Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has been an early force in Cincinnati's game against the Steelers. The Bengals forced a punt after allowing one first down.

Who Dey bends steel because... yes

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals do battle but Who Dey is already bending time, steel and awesome on the program cover.

Bengals bench Newhouse and start Boling at RT

The Cincinnati Bengals have benched Marshall Newhouse and moved left guard Clint Boling to right tackle... at least for the time being. Mike Pollak will start at left guard and the recently-signed Eric Winston is active against the Steelers.

Bengals and Steelers inactive list

The Bengals will be without Vontaze Burfict, Margus Hunt and James Wright. However, the recently signed Eric Winston is active. Pittsburgh is sitting linebacker James Harrison and offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert.

Bengals and Steelers: Three storylines

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in a critical division game. We're looking at Cincinnati's defense, Jeremy Hill's rebound and Andy Dalton's clutch as pregame storylines.

Ben Roethlisberger with bruised hand

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a bruised hand against the New Orleans Saints last week. Despite a report that he fractured his wrist, he should be fine against the Bengals.

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It's Sunday afternoon and we have a date with destiny. The Cincinnati Bengals host their first game at Paul Brown Stadium since Nov. 6, when they took one on the chin to the Cleveland Browns. Now Pittsburgh is in town.

What to Look For: Bengals and Steelers

Bengals/Steelers meet twice in the next 4 wks: 2 matchups that will go a long way in deciding the AFC N championship. Part I takes place in the Queen City where the Bengals have an opportunity to deal a crippling blow to the Steelers AFC North hopes.

Breaking down how big Pitt - Cincy is for playoffs

The Steelers have a lot to gain and lose Sunday when they head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals.

Steelers activate Jarvis Jones; Cortez Allen on IR

The Steelers are bringing back their first-round pick of a year ago in hopes he can start living up to his potential while helping Pitt make a run of the playoffs.

Inside the NFL on the Bengals/Steelers

The crew on Showtime's Inside the NFL predicts Sunday's winner between the Bengals and Steelers. Ed Reed and Michael Irvin went with the Bengals at home.

Who makes the defensive stop?

Marshall Faulk asks... "The division is on the line and you need a stop. Who needs to step up to make this happen?"


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