The race for the AFC North begins this week as the Bengals travel to Pittsburgh to open up some barely healed wounds from last year’s playoff loss.
The Steelers start with the football and look to pound it down the field with DeAngelo Williams. The easily pick up a first down on two plays.
Then, the ball comes loose and the Bengals recover!
With a much different game plan, the Bengals look to attack through the air. Brandon LaFell is wide open and Andy Dalton delivers the ball to him in space.
The Bengals strike first.
The Steelers stick to their game plan and continue to run the football.
Michael Johnson puts them in a hole as he brings down Ben Roethlisberger for the sack.
Having to throw the ball now, Roethlisberger finds Antonio Brown down the sideline.
The Steelers even it up with a passing touchdown.
The Bengals slow down the offense a bit and feed it to Jeremy Hill. First down!
Again, Hill breaks free and the Bengals are inside the 5 yard line.
Andy Dalton keeps it himself on the quarterback scramble for the score.
At the end of the first quarter, the Bengals lead 14 - 7.
Big Ben struggles to find anything in the passing game to open up the second quarter.
The Steelers are forced to punt.
You can not leave A.J. Green open. Dalton finds him deep for the score.
The Steelers look to pull themselves back into the game. Moving the ball down the field with a pass to tight end Jesse James.
Then the Bengals secondary breaks down and leaves Markus Wheaton open. He catches the ball for the score.
In what is becoming a shoot out, LaFell once again finds a ton of space.
Andy Dalton connects for the touchdown.
At the half, the Bengals hold a 28 - 14 lead.
The second half opens with the Bengals offense still rolling.
Dalton hits Green for another touchdown. Green continues his domination this season.
The Steelers have to throw the ball to stay in this game, but the Bengals’ secondary is blanketing the receivers.
Pittsburgh punts the ball back to Cincinnati.
Green grabs another long touchdown. Bengals lead 42 - 14.
The Steelers finally move the ball and get to the Bengals’ side of the field to end the third quarter.
The Bengals have put this one away before the start of the 4th quarter.
The Steelers run the ball with DeAngelo Williams to try and finish their drive.
Another fumble inside the five-yard line gives Cincinnati the ball back.
The Bengals feed Jeremy Hill the entire drive and he rewards them with a touchdown.
Playing for pride now, the Steelers open their offense up.
The Steelers work the ball to their tight end...
They finish the drive on a touchdown pass to Wheaton.
The Bengals are content to run the ball and the clock, but Hill will not be stopped. He adds insult to injury as he gets into the endzone again.
This is going to be a fun Sunday.