The Steelers come to town this weekend in a matchup that has very big division implications. While this is not a must win for the Bengals, losing it makes the final three games that much bigger. On the other hand, the Steelers have their backs against the wall and look at this game as a must win. Let's see how Tecmo has this shaking out.
The Steelers start with the ball and move easily against the Bengals defense. Vincent Rey does get to Ben Roethlisberger for a sack, but the offense has no problems picking up first downs.
After a long completion that almost gets the Steelers into the endzone, Will Johnson punches in the football for the score.
The Bengals offense looks to answer through the air. A completion to Mahamed Sanu gets a first down, but the the offense stalls. The Bengals attempt a long field goal.
Mike Nugent puts the Bengals on the board.
At the end of the first, the Steelers lead 7 - 3.
Pittsburgh again moves the ball easily into the Bengals half of the field and attempt a field goal of their own. No good.
The Bengals fire back, runs from Giovani Bernard and a completion to Sanu help the Bengals to extend their drive.
The possession ends when Bernard plunges into the endzone for the touchdown.
With a little time left in the half, the Steelers look to answer. Big Geno Atkins puts an end to that and the first half ends.
At the end of the second, the Bengals lead 10 - 7.
The Bengals get the ball to start the second half. The Steelers pass coverage breaks down and A.J. Green is wide open for the 80+ yd score.
As the Steelers try to answer, the Bengals defense shuts them down. A punt from Pittsburgh gives the Bengals the ball back.
The Bengals offense fails to do much and kicks it back to the Steelers.
At the end of the third, the Bengals lead 17 - 7.
Geno Atkins records his second sack of the game, but on the next play Markus Wheaton pulls in a Big Ben throw for a touchdown.
The Bengals fail to put the game away with their offense missing some wide open throws. They are forced to punt the ball back to the Steelers and give them life.
Broken coverage from Cincinnati puts the Steelers deep in Bengals territory with the opportunity to try a game tying kick.
The Bengals hold on to beat the Steelers 17 - 14. WhoDey!