Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 53-34At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 29-15At Cincinnati: Steelers lead, 24-19Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous meetingLast Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 15, 2013 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 30, Cincinnati 20)Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 1-0Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 8, 2006 at Cincinnati (Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 17)
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 88th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will meet in the regular season and the 44th time in Cincinnati, where the Steelers hold a five game advantage....the two teams will meet for the 20th time in the month of December (11-8) and for the sixth in Cincinnati (3-2) in the month of December.
Cincinnati 20, Pittsburgh 30Dec. 15, 2013Heinz Field
PITTSBURGH – The Steelers raced to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and defeated the Bengals, 30-20, on Sunday Night Football at Heinz Field.
After Pittsburgh's defense forced a three-and-out on Cincinnati's first possession, Bengals' P Kevin Huber fumbled the snap and was tackled at the one-yard line by S Will Allen. RB Le'Veon Bell scored on a one-yard run two plays later to give Pittsburgh a 7-0 lead.
QB Ben Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown connected on a 12-yard touchdown to give the Steelers a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter. Pittsburgh's defense forced another Bengals' three-and-out and Brown made a splash play in the return game. Brown returned the punt 67 yards for a score to give the team a commanding 21-0 lead. It marked Brown's longest career punt return.
K Shaun Suishamnailed a 25-yard field goal to put Pittsburgh up, 24-0, early in the second quarter. Cincinnati RB Giovani Bernard scored on a one-yard run midway through the second quarter to cut the lead, 24-7. But with less than two minutes remaining in the first half, Suisham made a 45-yarder to increase Pittsburgh's lead, 27-7, at halftime.
Suisham added a 26-yard field goal midway through the third for the Steelers' final points of the contest. The Bengals tried to mount a comeback, scoring twice in the fourth quarter. QB Andy Dalton's one-yard pass to TE Tyler Eifert and Dalton's 13-yard pass to WR Marvin Jones got the Bengals within 10 points, 30-20, but the Steelers' offense picked up a key first down to run out the clock.
|PIT||1||9:58||Bell 1-yd. run (Suisham kick)||2-1; 0:42||7-0|
|PIT||1||2:16||A. Brown 12-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||8-47; 4:20||14-0|
|PIT||1||1:12||A. Brown 67-yd. punt return (Suisham kick)||---; ---||21-0|
|PIT||2||9:36||Suisham 25-yd. FG||11-60; 4:55||24-0|
|CIN||2||5:14||Bernard 1-yd. run (Nugent kick)||9-47; 4:22||24-7|
|PIT||2||1:14||Suisham 45-yd. FG||10-46; 4:00||27-7|
|PIT||3||6:18||Suisham 26-yd. FG||9-55; 4:19||30-7|
|CIN||4||14:09||Eifert 1-yd. pass from Dalton (Nugent kick)||13-63; 7:09||30-14|
|CIN||4||5:46||Jones 13-yd. pass from Dalton (pass failed)||10-75; 4:26||30-20|
|3rd Downs||4-14 (29%)||2-10 (20%)|
|4th Downs||3-5 (60%)||2-2 (100%)|
|Total Net Yards||279||290|
|Time of Poss.||28:24||31:36|
RUSHING:Cin.– Bernard 13-33, 1 TD; Dalton 4-20; Green-Ellis 4-4; Huber 1-0.
Pit.– Bell 24-57, 1 TD; Dwyer 6-26; Jones 5-22; A. Brown 1-1.
PASSING: Cin.– Dalton 44-25-0, 230, 2 TD.Pit.– Roethlisberger 25-20-1, 191, 1 TD.
Cin.– Green 9-93; Jones 5-48, 1 TD; Eifert 3-33, 1 TD; Gresham 3-23; Sanu 3-20; Bernard 2-13. Pit.– A. Brown 5-66, 1 TD; Bell 5-50; Sanders 5-38; Miller 4-35; Cotchery 1-2.