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Bengals vs Steelers Final Scores and Results: Big Ben prevails

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That's because for the second consecutive week the Bengals struggled to establish any semblance of a rushing attack.

The Bengals drove inside the Pittsburgh 20 three times and had to settle for field goals all three times, including in the third quarter when they had first and goal at the 1.

Both featured improbable fourth-quarter rallies by the Bengals. Green and Tyler Kroft, which moved Cincinnati into field goal range.

Andy Dalton passed for 366 yards and a touchdown but needed 31 completions to reach that total, working nearly exclusively on dump offs to running backs and tight ends while Pittsburgh clamped down on star wide receiver A.J. Green, who had just two receptions for 38 yards.

A steady rain seemed to hamper both offenses early in the first quarter. Roethlisberger hit Sammie Coates with a pretty 53-yard strike to set up a 9-yard toss to James.

Field goals by Chris Boswell and Mike Nugent made the score 10-6 in the Steelers' favor at halftime.

But when they give you Keith Rivers, Carson Palmer or any of the other list of players injured by the Steelers over the years, they came on hits that were legal at the time they occurred.

The announcing by Dan Fouts and Ian Eagle throughout the first half was also pretty odd, especially when referring to the Bengals.

The Bengals' offensive line and secondary performed well throughout the first half, but Cincinnati really couldn't get anything going on offense. Green had 12 catches for 180 yards and a score on the opening weekend, but he was limited in the Steel City.

It says a lot about this defense that the Steelers won Sunday against a good opponent in a game in which quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was nowhere near as sharp as usual.

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James (81) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown with Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Shawn Williams (36) defending during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunda.

The Bengals, however, wouldn't go down easily.

With just over five minutes left in the third quarter and the Bengals facing first-and-25 from their own 10-yard line, Boyd came up with the biggest catch of his National Football League career so far, streaking open over the middle for a 29-yard gain and a big first down.

Fox rules analyst Mike Pereira did not agree with the Morelli crew in the Dallas-Detroit game, and he did not agree here.

Johnson's lone catch of the game came on fourth-and-4, and finished off a 13-play, 83-yard drive for Tennessee (1-1). One of the players hit was quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, so it wasn't terribly hard to see.

DeAngelo Williams churned out 94 yards on a career-high 32 carries and added a 4-yard touchdown grab with 6:48 remaining to give the Steelers all the breathing room they would need. There appeared to be some defensive miscommunication between Jones and Williams to leave the Steelers' running back wide open.

However, the Steelers have allowed only one touchdown pass in the first two games, Dalton's 25-yarder to running back Giovani Bernard with 3:25 left that drew the Bengals within eight points. The defense continued to show that it can make big plays. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Odds, Analysis. Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Live Stream is available across devices including desktop, smartphones, tablets, and select connected TV devices, so you can rewatch games wherever you are.

And with that, the game was over.

That, however, is what Sunday's 24-16 win by the Steelers over the Bengals looked like. The chance for a Cincinnati redemption from their January 2016 Wild Card loss will have to wait until Week 15, when the teams clash in Cincinnati on Sunday Night Football.

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