Bengals let Steelers grab another one late
You can talk about the last 22 seconds and the maybe holding penalty on cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and the gambling blitz out of a goal-line defense on their 31 and the possible illegal pick and Marvin Lewis leaving too much time ticking on Big Ben.
Bengals Postgame Quotes: Week 6 Pittsburgh
“That is a disappointing way to lose a football game, (after) we get back and get the lead and so forth. We had some good things throughout the day, but not enough to win the football game throughout. When we get depleted, we have to step up and get to the next guy, and the next guy has to make a play. That was a great job by the offense of going down the field and giving us the lead after the field goal. But we have to figure out a way to stop the (Steelers’) offense and win the football game.”
Steelers Rub (Route) Out Bengals Comeback
For the fourth straight home game the Bengals lost a fourth-quarter lead to the Steelers, but Sunday’s 28-21 loss when they gave up Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown’s 31-yard catch-and-run touchdown with 10 seconds left had them climbing the walls with the majority of the 60,594 exiting Paul Brown Stadium.
Steelers vs. Bengals final score, takeaways: Late comeback vaults Steelers back into AFC North mix
Trailing the Bengals by a point with 1:18 remaining in Sunday's game, the Steelers engineered a seven-play, 77-yard drive that Antonio Brown punctuated with a game-winning touchdown with only 10 seconds showing on the game clock. Heading into Sunday's game, the Steelers' playoff chances rested just below 35 percent, but a win over the Bengals would push their playoff odds to above 50 percent, according to SportsLine's simulations.
JuJu Smith-Schuster says Bengals threw threats at him during the game
After last season, you knew things were going to get dicey for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. If you don’t recall, Smith-Schuster knocked Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict out of the game last season on a crackback block he followed up with a taunt.
Steelers found a new way to break Bengals’ hearts in heated rivalry
The Steelers needed a win Sunday in Cincinnati to shake off a 2-2-1 start and prove they’re still a Super Bowl contender. The Bengals needed a victory to stand alone top the AFC North and show their 4-1 start was no fluke. Add those stakes to the longtime rivalry between the two teams, and you’ve got the equation for some big and often brutal performances.
Bengals must regroup quickly after another heartbreaking loss to Steelers
There were no pregame fights or in-game scuffles and penalty yards were kept to a minimum. It was downright tame by Cincinnati Bengals-Pittsburgh Steelers standards, at least for 60 minutes. But the end result was the same on Sunday. The Bengals (4-2) lost to the Steelers (3-2-1) for the seventh straight game, 28-21, and opened the door for Pittsburgh to climb back to the top of the division.
Tyler Kroft of Cincinnati Bengals has broken bone in foot, will meet with specialist to determine if surgery is needed
Kroft will miss Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and next week's contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, and will meet with a specialist within the next two weeks to determine whether he can play through the injury or needs season-ending surgery, according to a source.
Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes Stares Down Tom Brady, Shows Why He's the NFL's Future
Tom Brady isn't ready to give up his throne just yet. But one day, and one day soon, someone else will sit on it. Some brilliant young passer will become the face of the NFL. And based on what we saw Sunday, it will probably be Patrick Mahomes.
Likely Landing Spots, Trade Packages for Raiders Star Amari Cooper
The organization already traded its best player, Khalil Mack, before the season began. Its decision-makers are now prepared to part with a pair of recent first-round picks, wide receiver Amari Cooper and safety Karl Joseph, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Maybe this shouldn't come as a surprise since both are represented by the same agent, Joel Segal, as Mack.
Trash-Talking Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey Prove They're Still a Work in Progress
This summer, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey took the time to call out about a dozen NFL quarterbacks. On Sunday in Dallas, he faced one of those quarterbacks. If he and his defensive cohorts couldn't shut down Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense, Ramsey would have egg on his face.
Cooper Kupp to Undergo Further Tests After Being Carted off with Knee Injury
Broncos safety Darian Stewart injured Kupp with a horse-collar tackle midway through the second quarter. Mike Klis of 9News noted Kupp was carted off the field and couldn't put any weight on his left leg. Somehow, he made his return in the second half.