The Steelers were trailing 20-9 to the Cincinnati Bengals at halftime. They were making too many penalties and the defense allowed the Bengals to make some big plays. In the second half, the defense held the Bengals scoreless getting one sack plus an interception. They held the Bengals to 76 yards rushing for the game and held Andy Dalton to 157 yards passing. The Steelers kept their cool during the second half, but the Bengals make some costly penalties. Le’veon Bell ran the ball for 93 yards with the offensive line opening some holes. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 286 yards and the game-winning touchdown pass to Eli Rogers with under 8 minutes left in the game. The biggest star of the game was Chris Boswell who kicked 6 field goals and tied a single game Steeler record.
The Steelers 24-20 victory over Cincinnati gives them a 9-5 record and a 5 game winning streak. They can clinch a playoff berth and the AFC North title against the Baltimore Ravens Christmas Day at Heinz Field with kickoff at 4:25 P.M.