It was a Pittsburgh Steeler day in the AFC North. The Steelers traveled to Cincinnati and beat a winning team while the Ravens found a way to lose to a terrible Seahawks team in Seattle. Toss in another Cleveland loss for good measure.
In one day the Steelers rose from third in their division to a share of the AFC lead. It has been a strange season so far.
The Steelers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead but anyone paying attention this season knew what was coming. On their next possession the Bengals drove 79 yards for a touchdown. Three plays later Ben Roethlisberger’s 3rd down pass to Heath Miller was bobbled, tipped in the air and intercepted. The Bengals converted that turnover into a field goal which the Steelers matched to take a 17-10 halftime lead.
Unfortunately, the lead was short-lived. After a quick Steelers 3-and-out to start the 2nd half, the Bengals drove 67 yards for a game-tying touchdown. However, on the next possession the Steelers drove 81 yards for what would be the game-winning score to take a 24-17 lead.
I’ve been trying to figure out the Steelers all season. Are they the team that was blown out by the Ravens in week one or the unit which just won in Cincinnati today? This was a quality win for the baffling Steelers and without a doubt we’re due more perplexing play before the North is settled.