STEELERS-BENGALS SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 56-35
In Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 30-16
At Cincinnati: Steelers lead, 26-19
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 13, 2015 at Cincinnati
Pittsburgh 33, Cincinnati 20
Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 1-0
Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 8, 2006 at Cincinnati
Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 17
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh owns a 56-35 all-time regular-season record against the Cincinnati Bengals, including a 26-19 mark on the road...the Steelers defeated the Ravens in their most recent match-up on Dec. 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, 33-20...the two teams will meet for the second time in the postseason in series history...Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati their previous playoff game:
|2005||Wild Card||W, 31-17||Cincinnati|
- The Steelers' defense had three interceptions to help secure a 33-20 victory against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
Pittsburgh scored on its opening drive of the game as RB Le'Veon Bell scored on a one-yard run to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead. Cincinnati drove to the Pittsburgh four-yard line on its opening drive, but QB Andy Dalton was picked off by DE Stephon Tuitt. Dalton would leave the game due to a right thumb injury.
On the Steelers' ensuing drive, K Chris Boswell made a 42-yard field goal to give the Steelers a 10-0 lead. Boswell connected from 47-yards out midway through the second quarter to give Pittsburgh a 13-0 advantage.
QB A.J. McCarron connected with WR A.J. Green for a 66- yard touchdown to cut the lead to 13-7, but it would be the closest Cincinnati would get for the remainder of the game. Boswell made a 45-yard field goal late in the second quarter, and the Steelers led 16-7 at halftime.
On the Bengals' opening drive of the second half, CB William Gay picked off McCarron and returned the interception 23 yards for a touchdown to give Pittsburgh a 23-7 lead. K Mike Nugent's 27-yard field goal early in the third quarter cut the lead to 23-10. Boswell added a 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to extend the Steelers' lead to 26-7.
Nugent made a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 26-13. S Robert Golden's interception of McCarron set up Williams' second rushing touchdown of the game to give the Steelers a 33-13 advantage. Cincinnati got a late touchdown when McCarron threw a five-yard pass to HB Rex Burkhead.
|PIT||1||9:23||D. Williams 1 yd. run (Boswell kick)||11-80; 5:37||7-0|
|PIT||2||12:33||Boswell 42 yd. FG||13-66; 7:27||10-0|
|PIT||2||7:00||Boswell 47 yd. FG||8-27; 3:46||13-0|
|CIN||2||6:23||Green 66 yd. pass from McCarron (Nugent kick)||2-80; 0:37||13-7|
|PIT||2||0:22||Boswell 45 yd. FG||6-27; 0:42||16-7|
|PIT||3||14:10||Gay 23 yd. interception return (Boswell kick)||- ;-||23-7|
|CIN||3||10:10||Nugent 46 yd. FG||9-40; 4:00||23-10|
|PIT||4||14:56||Boswell 31 yd. FG||12-64; 7:04||26-10|
|CIN||4||10:06||Nugent 27 yd. FG||10-71; 4:50||26-13|
|PIT||4||3:49||D. Williams 1 yd. run||4-16; 1:25||33-13|
|CIN||4||1:03||Burkhead 5 yd. pass from McCarron (Nugent kick)||10-80; 2:46||33-20|
Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Bengals heading into their AFC Wild Card game at Paul Brown Stadium.
PIT-CIN SERIES HIGHS** Passing Yards
Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger - 386 (12/4/2005)
Bengals: Jon Kitna - 411 (12/30/2001)
Steelers: Le'Veon Bell - 185 (12/7/2014)
Bengals: James Brooks - 133 (9/30/1985)
Steelers: Lynn Swann - 192 (12/2/1979)
Bengals: A.J. Green - 224 (12/7/2014)