Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 54-34At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 29-15At Cincinnati: Steelers lead, 25-19Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous two meetingsLast Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 7, 2014 at Cincinnati (Pittsburgh 42, Cincinnati 21)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 89th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will meet in the regular season and the 45th time in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers hold a 14 game advantage....Pittsburgh is 10-5 against Cincinnati in primetime games, including 3-1 on Sunday Night Football (2-0 at home)...the two teams will meet for the 21st time in the month of December (12-8) and for the 15th in Pittsburgh (8-6) in the month of December.
Pittsburgh 42, Cincinnati 21Dec. 7, 2014Paul Brown Stadium (65,512)
CINCINNATI –The Steelers scored 25 fourth quarter points to beat the Bengals 42-21 at Paul Brown Stadium.
After a scoreless first quarter, Pittsburgh took a 7-0 lead when QB Ben Roethlisberger connected with TE Heath Miller for a one-yard touchdown. Cincinnati tied the game 7-7 on their ensuing possession when QB Andy Dalton found TE Jermaine Gresham for a 10-yard touchdown pass.
Dalton scored on a 20-yard run late in the second quarter to give Cincinnati a 14-7 advantage. K Shaun Suisham connected on a 22-yard field goal right before halftime to cut the Bengals lead to 14-10 at the break.
Midway through the third quarter, RB Le'Veon Bellcaught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to give Pittsburgh its first lead of the game, 17-14. The Bengals scored on their next drive to take a 21-17 lead but it would be the last they would score.
Suisham nailed a 44-yarder to cut the lead 21-20, and on the Bengals' next possession, LB Arthur Moats recovered a fumble to set the Steelers up in Cincinnati territory. Four plays later, Bell scored from 13 yards out to give Pittsburgh a 28-21 lead.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Steelers took over at their own six-yard line. On the very first play, Roethlisberger connected with WR Martavis Bryant on a 94-yard touchdown pass. It marked the second-longest pass play in team history.
Bell's 22-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter marked his second score of the game and it sealed the victory for the Steelers. Bell totaled 235 yards from scrimmage in the contest to give him three straight games with 200 yards from scrimmage. He became just the second player in NFL history (Walter Payton) to record at least 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games.
|PIT||2||11:17||Miller 1-yd. pass form Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||9-75; 4:29||7-0|
|CIN||2||9:06||Gresham 10-yd. pass from Dalton (Nugent kick)||5-80; 2:11||7-7|
|CIN||2||2:57||Dalton 20-yd. run (Nugent kick)||10-80; 4:45;||7-14|
|PIT||2||0:11||Suisham 22-yd. FG||12-81; 2:46||10-14|
|PIT||3||5:24||Bell 10-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||10-80; 5:46||17-14|
|CIN||3||0:00||Green 81-yd. pass from Dalton (Nugent kick)||2-84; 0:50||17-21|
|PIT||4||13:32||Suisham 44-yd. FG||5-54; 1:28||20-21|
|PIT||4||11:27||Bell 13-yd. run (pass to Miller)||4-24; 1:18||28-21|
|PIT||4||8:31||Bryant 94-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||1-94; 0:12||35-21|
|PIT||4||5:09||Bell 22-yd. run (Suisham kick)||6-50; 2:19||42-21|
|3rd Downs||8-16 (50%)||3-11 (27%)|
|4th Downs||0-0 (0%)||0-1 (0%)|
|Total Net Yards||543||408|
|Time of Poss.||32:45||27:15|
RUSHING:Pit. – Bell 26-185, 2 TDs; Harris 4-9; Roethlisberger 1-(-1).
Cin.– Hill 8-46; Dalton 4-22, 1 TD; Bernard 6-17; Campbell 1-1; Peerman 1-1; Sanu 1-0.
PASSING: Pit.– Roethlisberger 39-25-0, 350, 3 TDs. Cin.– Dalton 29-21-0, 302, 2 TDs; Campbell 6-4-0, 25.
Pit.– A. Brown 9-117; Bell; 6-50, 1 TD; Bryant 4-109, 1 TD; Wheaton 2-31; Spaeth 2-13; Moore 1-29; Miller 1-1, 1 TD. Cin.– Green 11-224, 1 TD; Gresham 3-23, 1 TD; Hill 3-21; Bernard 3-19; Brock 2-18; Sanu 2-16; Little 1-6.