It's the playoffs and we all know the story; the Bengals face the Steelers in Cincinnati where the Bengals look to show everyone they are the division champs and will grab that elusive playoff win. I added a couple of extras in this week's Tecmo Bowl preview; I hope you enjoy.
The Bengals start with the football and look to get Jeremy Hill involved early in the offense.
A quarterback sack from Lawrence Timmons ends the Bengals opening drive and they are forced to punt.
The Bengals' defense looks incredible as they keep the Steelers from moving the ball.
Pittsburgh punts right back to Cincinnati.
On the first play after the punt, AJ McCarron finds Marvin Jones in single coverage. Under pressure McCarron sails the pass a bit but Jones has no problem going upstairs to get it. A little juke and he is off to the races, take a look:
Markus Wheaton tries to get the Steelers offense moving as he takes a ball down the left sideline for a big gain.
Big Geno Atkins has enough of that and brings Ben Roethlisberger down for the sack.
The Steelers are again forced to punt.
At the end of the first, the Bengals lead 7 - 0.
Cincinnati fails to do anything with the ball and punts back to Pittsburgh.
The offenses both fail to do anything as Carlos Dunlap sacks Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers punt back to Cincinnati.
Disaster ensues on the punt. Usually sure-handed Brandon Tate fumbles the ball and it is picked up by the Steelers and returned for the score.
On the next kickoff, Brandon Tate tries to make amends as he returns the kick to midfield.
This is where Jeremy Hill takes over and well, I will let you see for yourself:
The Bengals are doing an incredible job at pressuring Roethlisberger and the Steelers' offense can do anything.
AJ McCarron picks on the Steelers' secondary and finds Marvin Jones again deep. With no time remaining in the half he runs it in for the touchdown.
At the half the Bengals have to be happy with a 21 - 7 lead.
At first the Steelers look sharp completing two quick passes.
Then an incompletion...
...and a sack end their first drive of the second half.
Another punt from the Steelers.
Jeremy Hill once again breaks a big run to put the Bengals in great position.
A short field means A.J. Green gets open down the side for another Bengals touchdown.
On the kickoff, the Steelers fumble the ball and it is picked up by Cincinnati.
One play, one more score.
At the end of the third, the Bengals lead 35 - 7.
Pittsburgh tries everything in desperation but the Bengals defense is clamped down.
A Vontaze Burfict sack on 4th down gives the Bengals the ball back with great field position.
So they let Jeremy Hill eat and he finds the endzone for another touchdown.
One more failed drive for the Steelers means...
A.J. Green gets another short touchdown catch.
The Bengals advance by crushing the Steelers 49 - 7.