Pittsburgh 24, Cincinnati 17

Sunday, October 21, 2012 8:20 PM
WHEN: 8:20 PM EST, Sunday, October 21, 2012
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 55°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Clete Blakeman
ATTENDANCE: 63411

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 3 11 3 7 24
Cincinnati 7 7 3 0 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 3-3 2-0 1-3 W1
Cincinnati 3-4 1-2 2-2 L3

Recap


Steelers 24, Bengals 17:
Chris Rainey's 11-yard touchdown run on the second play of the fourth quarter snapped a 17-17 tie and gave injury-depleted Pittsburgh its fifth straight victory over host Cincinnati.

The Steelers (3-3), who were missing four starters - including safety Troy Polamalu and running back Rashard Mendenhall - erased an 11-point second-quarter deficit. Ben Roethlisberger was 27-of-37 for 278 yards with a touchdown and an interception and Jonathan Dwyer rushed for a career-high 122 yards.

Andy Dalton finished 14-of-28 for 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Bengals (3-4), who have lost three straight. Cincinnati was held to 185 yards and was outgained 231-70 in the second half.

The Bengals' first possession resulted in a 15-play, 79-yard drive which took 8:09 off the clock and was capped by Cedric Peerman's 5-yard touchdown run. Cincinnati took a 14-3 lead with 8:34 left in the second quarter on Dalton's 8-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green, one play after Roethlisberger was sacked and fumbled the ball away.

Pittsburgh made it 14-14 at halftime on Roethlisberger's 9-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller and a two-point conversion pass to Miller with 24 seconds left. The score was set up by LaMarr Woodley's interception and 11-yard return, which gave the Steelers the ball at the Bengals' 29.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Joining Mendenhall and Polamalu on the Pittsburgh sideline were C Maurkice Pouncey and RT Marcus Gilbert (starters), RB Isaac Redman and LB Chris Carter. ... Green has caught a touchdown pass in six straight games and is tied for the NFL lead with seven. ... Pittsburgh was 10-of-16 on third-down conversions and leads the NFL with a 53.8-percent success rate. They also won the time of possession battle 37:30-22:30.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Jonathan Dwyer Player BenJarvus Green-Ellis
17 Attempts 18
122 Yards 69
7.2 Avg Yards 3.8
0 Touchdowns 0
32 Long 14
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Cincinnati
Antonio Brown Player Ryan Whalen
7 Receptions 4
96 Yards 31
13.7 Avg Yards 7.8
0 Touchdowns 0
23 Long 9

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 431 167 264 2 3 1 0.0 0
Cincinnati 185 80 105 2 1 1 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Denver . The Bengals have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Washington. The Steelers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.