Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17

Sunday, November 13, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 13, 2011
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 62°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 63262

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 14 3 7 0 24
Cincinnati 7 3 7 0 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 7-3 4-1 3-2 W1
Cincinnati 6-3 2-2 4-1 L1

Recap

Rashard Mendenhall rushed for two touchdowns and Ben Roethlisberger passed for 245 yards and a score as the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the AFC North race with a 24-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Jerricho Cotchery caught a touchdown pass for the Steelers (7-3), who jumped into second place in the division behind the leading Baltimore Ravens.

The Bengals (6-3) had their five-game winning streak come to an end.

The Pittsburgh offense came out firing in the first quarter, finding the end zone on each of its first two possessions. Roethlisberger connected with Cotchery for a 16-yard touchdown and Mendenhall capped a nine-play drive with a 2-yard run to make it 14-0.

The Steelers kept rookie Andy Dalton in check in the first half, holding him to 69 yards on 4-of-12 passing. The secondary’s lone mistake came when Dalton found fellow rookie A.J. Green for a 36-yard touchdown. Green injured his knee on the play and sat out the second half.

The Bengals would fight back to tie it at 17-17 when Dalton found tight end Jermaine Gresham for a 1-yard score in the third. But Roethlisberger marched Pittsburgh right back down the field on the ensuing possession.

Mendenhall capped the 11-play drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to give the Steelers the lead for good.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Rashard Mendenhall Player Cedric Benson
16 Attempts 15
44 Yards 57
2.8 Avg Yards 3.8
2 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 16
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Antonio Brown Player Andrew Hawkins
5 Receptions 5
86 Yards 56
17.2 Avg Yards 11.2
0 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 25

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 328 105 223 3 1 2 0.0 0
Cincinnati 279 109 170 2 1 1 5.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Bengals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Steelers have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .700 after a loss.
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