Well... not quite the game Cincinnati Bengals fans were expecting Saturday evening.
Cincinnati hit the road to take on their AFC North rival with a three-game win streak in hand. On the other sideline, the Steelers were looking to snap a three-game losing skid.
The Bengals' defense continued to struggle as third-string quarterback Mason Rudolph threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns. George Pickens finished the night with four catches for 195 and two touchdowns.
On the offensive side, the only bright spot was Tee Higgins. End of list.
Jake Browning threw three costly interceptions, and the Steelers capitalized on each.
After the game, Zac Taylor said, “This is a humbling league. This is a humbling day.... It’s a humbling year in that regard,” according to Mike Petraglia.
"This is a humbling league. This is a humbling day.... It's a humbling year in that regard." Zac Taylor on 34-11 loss and 0-5 in AFC North.— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) December 24, 2023
The Bengals are now 0-5 in the AFC North this season and have now dropped to 8-7.
Cincinnati will now head to Kansas City for a matchup with the Chiefs next week.