Steelers Vs. Bengals: Pittsburgh Holds Off Bengals 24-17, Now 7-3

Two big plays by William Gay helped the Steelers keep a 24-17 lead against the Bengals.

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Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Ben Breaks Thumb, But Won't Miss Time

Scott Brown reports that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger broke his thumb on his throwing hand in Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It doesn’t look like he’ll miss any games, however – the Steelers have a bye this week, and Roethlisberger says he would play the Steelers’ next game even if that weren’t the case.

Ben on whether a broken thumb will affect his status Nov. 27 in KC: “Absolutely not. I’d play this week.”

Behind The Steel Curtain, meanwhile, notes that Roethlisberger’s thumb has been a consistent problem.

The injury happened during the third quarter of the Bengals game. When asked when exactly it happened, Ben said he did not recall. Apparently, that thumb has been a problem for Ben for his entire career. He has had to wear a protective sleeve over it in previous seasons. That would probably explain why he wears a glove sometimes, despite it not being cold out.

Roethlisberger’s willingness to play through injury is well-known, and this injury probably feels like child’s play compared to some of the others he’s had. I wouldn’t expect it to be a problem going forward.

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Week 10 NFL Scores: Baltimore Loses in Seattle, Pittsburgh In First Place In AFC North

Continuing the trend of NFC West success, the Seattle Seahawks upset the Baltimore Ravens 22-17 at CenturyLink Field Sunday afternoon. The Seahawks pounded the rock on the ground behind Marshawn Lynch, who carried the ball an astonishing 32 times against a punishing Ravens defense. Lynch gained 109 yards for the Seahawks. Tavaris Jackson avoided the costly mistakes that have plagued his career, throwing no interceptions and managing the game for Seattle.

Trailing for most of the game, the Ravens were forced to throw the ball with Joe Flacco 52 times – hardly a recipe for success. With the Steelers win over the Bengals, and the Ravens loss in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh now leads the AFC North at 7-3. Both Baltimore and Cincinnati are 6-3 and will square off against each other next week at M&T Bank Stadium.

Bringing up the rear in the AFC North are the Cleveland Browns, who lost to the lowly St. Louis Rams at home on a botched snap and missed field goal at the end of regulation. The 49ers and Cardinals joined the Rams and Seahawks to combine for surprising undefeated day for the NFC West.

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Heath Miller Week 10 Fantasy Update: Steelers Tight End Has Quiet Day In Cincinnati

Pittsburgh Steelers' tight end Heath Miller had a relatively quiet day on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Miller finished with three catches for 31 yards and no touchdowns. He was targeted five times by Ben Roethlisberger, who finished the day with 245 yards passing against the Bengals.

Miller caught a huge third down conversion pass from Roethlisberger and nearly crossed the goal line in the first quarter but was stopped short by Bengals' safety Reggie Nelson at the two yard line (Rashard Mendenhall would punch it in one play later). Nelson hit a defenseless Miller high - a questionable blow given the NFL's stringent enforcement of such hits this season. Fantasy owners of Miller can look for improvement next week when the Steelers travel to Kansas City to face the 19th ranked pass defense in the league.

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Mike Wallace Week Week 10 Fantasy Update: Steelers Wide Receiver Catches Six Balls But Fails To Score

The Steelers came away with one of their biggest wins of the season on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati. On offense, they opened with two scoring drives on their first two possessions. Star wideout Mike Wallace, however, was not the beneficiary despite being targeted ten times over the course of the day by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

It was a solid day for Wallace but just the fourth time in ten games that he failed to cross the goal line. The wide receiver finished with a team-leading six catches for 54 yards. The speedy Wallace was also the beneficiary of a couple rushing attempts, gaining 31 yards on the two carries. It certainly wasn't a no show for Wallace but fantasy owners will hope for more next week when the Steelers travel to Kansas City.

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Week 10 NFL Scores: Cowboys, Texans, Titans Big Winners In Early Games

Here’s a look at scores from the 1:00 games around the NFL. The Steelers knocked off the Bengals, 24-17, to keep pace with the Ravens in the tough AFC North. For more on the Steelers’ win, check out the rest of this storystream.

In other scores, the Cowboys crushed the Bills 44-7, with Tony Romo putting together a huge first half. The Dolphins won their second game of the year, 20-9, beating the floundering Redskins. Matt Schaub, Arian Foster and the Texans blew out the Bucs, 37-9. Chris Johnson rushed for 130 yards as the Titans beat the Panthers, 30-3. The Broncos got 96 yards rushing from Lance Ball en route to a 17-10 win over the Chiefs. The Jaguars beat the 0-10 Colts, 17-3. The Saints and Falcons are currently tied at 23 in overtime, and the Cardinals have a 21-17 lead over the Eagles with less than a minute left.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals Final Score: William Gay's Big Plays Help Steelers Keep Lead, Win, 24-17

Two key plays in the fourth quarter by maligned cornerback William Gay helped seal the win for the Steelers over the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 24-17.

The Steelers took the lead on a nine-yard run by Rashard Mendenhall, and the Bengals had the fourth quarter to try to put together a game-tying drive. On their first, they were forced to punt. On their second, Gay had Andy Dalton’s target tightly covered. He deflected the ball, and the deflection was caught by Lawrence Timmons for an interception. On the Bengals’ third chance, they had to punt again. Then Gay got an interception of his own on a pass that Dalton intended for Jerome Simpson. That allowed the Steelers to burn through the Bengals’ timeouts and run out the clock.

Dalton played a pretty good game for a rookie, but he did throw two interceptions. Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger did enough, throwing for 245 yards, to help the Steelers to a victory. If the Ravens somehow lose to the Seahawks later on, the Steelers will be in first place in the AFC North. If not, they’ll be a half-game behind the Ravens and a half-game ahead of the Bengals.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals Score: Rashard Mendenhall's Tough Run Gives Steelers 24-17 Lead

Near the end of the third quarter, the Steelers have re-taken the lead against the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-17.

Ben Roethlisberger took the Steelers downfield with passes to a series of receivers (Jerricho Cotchery, then Mike Wallace, then Antonio Brown). Then Isaac Redman ripped off an 11-yard run, and Roethlisberger sent another short pass to Wallace. Then Rashard Mendenhall ran for nine yards for the score. He nearly got stopped at the line of scrimmage, but managed to push ahead and sneak into the end zone.

The Steelers’ running backs had been quiet before this drive – actually, Wallace had been the team’s leading rusher before it – but Pittsburgh now has 100 yards rushing on the game, 42 of them from Mendenhall (who also now has two touchdowns).

Dale Lolley points out that this is the first time all season that the Bengals have allowed more than 20 points. Also, this is the second time in 2011 that the Bengals have given up 100 yards on the ground.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals Score: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Fight Back To 17-17 Tie

Midway through the third quarter, the Cincinnati Bengals have tied the Pittsburgh Steelers, with a score of 17-17. The Bengals marched downfield on a series of Andy Dalton passes, then got a break on a personal foul penalty against Lawrence Timmons that gave the Begals a first down at the Steelers’ one-yard line. Cincinnati then scored on a one-yard pass as Larry Foote failed to stop Jermaine Gresham, who caught a nice ball from Dalton.

The Steelers lead the Bengals in both passing yards and rushing yards, but they don’t yet have any turnovers, which hasn’t helped. (The Bengals have one, an interception after a bobble by Heath Miller.)

The Steelers are starting their drive at their 19 yard line after a 21-yard return for Antonio Brown.

In injury news, Leon Hall is out for the Bengals, and A.J. Green (knee) is now listed as questionable.

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NFL Scores: Steelers, Cowboys, Saints, Eagles All Up At Halftime

Here’s a look at halftime scores from around the NFL. The Steelers, of course, lead the Bengals 17-10, as Ben Roethlisberger has 175 yards.

The Saints lead the Falcons 10-6, and Jimmy Graham has 73 yards receiving. The Rams lead the Browns 10-9 despite 152 yards passing from Colt McCoy. The Cowboys are destroying the Bills 28-7, with Tony Romo going a remarkable 18-for-19 with 237 yards and three touchdowns. The Dolphins lead the Redskins, 10-6. The Eagles are up 14-7 on the Cardinals. The Broncos lead the Chiefs 10-0 despite having exactly zero passing yards.

Matt Schaub has 222 yards passing as the Texans are beating the Bucs, 16-3. The Titans are up on the Panthers, 17-0. And the Colts and Jaguars are tied at three in a game that sounds devastatingly depressing to watch.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals Score: Antonio Brown Dominates Drive, But Steelers Settle For Field Goal

Near the end of a mostly-quiet second quarter, the Steelers increased their lead to 17-10 after a drive dominated by Antonio Brown ended in a field goal.

Early in the drive, Brown made a huge catch on third-and-long to keep the Steelers going. He then picked up another third-down catch with the Steelers at their own 39. Two plays later, he sneaked in a 17-yard catch. Ben Roethlisberger then appeared to throw a second touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery, but the play was called back on offensive pass interference. Then it was another big completion to – who else? – Antonio Brown on first-and-20 to give the Steelers a first down at the Bengals’ 13. They couldn’t get into the end zone, as Roethlisberger was sacked on first down, but Shaun Suisham kicked a field goal.

It’s currently halftime, and the Steelers still lead by a touchdown. For more on the Steelers, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals Score Update: Cincinnati Gets Two Quick Scores, Trails 14-10

The Steelers looked like they had a comfortable lead in this one, but A.J. Green’s touchdown toward the end of the first quarter made it 14-7. Andy Dalton threw to Green even though he was being covered by both Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark, but Green took advantage of his height (and the fact that Clark’s back was to the ball) to go up and get it. He landed awkwardly on his right leg, but he looks likely to return to the game.

A few plays later, Leon Hall intercepted a pass by Ben Roethlisberger as Heath Miller bobbled the ball, and the Bengals began another drive. They didn’t get very far, but good field position enabled Mike Nugent to kick a 41-yard field goal. Early in the second quarter, the Steelers still have a lead, but it’s a slim one – the score is 14-10.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Pittsburgh Takes A 14-7 Lead After The First Quarter

After one quarter, Pittsburgh took a 14-7 lead in Cincinnati against the first place Bengals. The Steelers offense was impressive, going two for two on offense and dominating much of the game clock.

On their second drive, the Steelers quickly moved into Cincinnati territory. On first and ten from the Cincy 20, Big Ben had a wide open Jerricho Cotchery in the middle of the field for his second TD but just missed him. It appeared Cotchery slowed down and did not run through and finish the route after Big Ben bought more time in the pocket, indicative of the duo’s limited reps together.

Two plays later, however, on third and ten, Ben would find Heath Miler streaking down the seam, hitting him at the two yard line. Miller was crushed on a questionable high hit by Bengals safety Reggie Nelson. There was no flag but on the very next play, Rashard Mendenhall would punch it in from the two yard line for the 14-0 lead. It capped another impressive scoring drive, going 78 yards in less than five minutes.

The Bengals, with six seconds left in the quarter, would pull within seven on a deep heave from Andy Dalton to AJ Green. Green went up and beat two Pittsburgh defenders to pull down the 36 yard touchdown. The rookie wide receiver was shaken up on the play and remained down in the end zone on his back before eventually walking off the field with the Cincy training staff.

Video of the Dalton heave is below:

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Bengals Vs. Steelers: Pittsburgh Takes Early Lead With Touchdown On First Possession

The Pittsburgh Steelers quickly marched down the field on their first possession to take an early 7-0 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Jerricho Cotchery for the quick strike 16-yard touchdown. With third and ten and the drive in danger of stalling in the red zone, the play was made possible by Big Ben’s ability to extend the play in the backfield, letting Cotchery break free wide open in the right half of the end zone. Big Ben went four for five on the drive as he marched Pittsburgh down the field.

The play capped an eight-play, 54-yard drive that took just over four minutes for the Steelers to complete. It was an impressive response after the Bengals went three and out after receiving the kick off. The scoring drive got a Paul Brown Stadium full of Steelers fans out of their seats as Pittsburgh looks to pull even in the loss column with the first-place Bengals.

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Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 10: DE Carlos Dunlap Will Not Play

The loss of defensive end Carlos Dunlap, hampered all week by a hamstring injury, could loom large for the Bengals in their critical AFC North matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

The surprising Bengals, 6-2 on the year and winners of five straight, have the 10th-ranked pass defense in the league, and even more impressively, the second-ranked rush defense. Cincinnati has allowed just eight passing touchdowns all year, and only gives up 84.5 yards per game on the ground. The loss of Dunlap might make Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feel a bit more comfortable in the pocket, something the Bengals do not want to occur.

Here are the Bengals' inactives for Week 10:

  • TE Donald Lee
  • DE Carlos Dunlap
  • OL Clint Boling
  • LB Dontay Moch
  • CB Adam Jones
  • S Robert Sands
  • WR Ryan Wahlen

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Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 10: LaMarr Woodley, Emmanuel Sanders Highlight Inactives

As has been expected all week, star linebacker LaMarr Woodley will miss Sunday's critical AFC North matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. James Harrison's return last week helped mask Woodley's absence a bit, and the Steelers can only hope Harrison does the same this week against Cincinnati. Bengals' rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and running back Cedric Benson are certainly happy to see Woodley out of the lineup.

Ben Roethlisberger will be without wideout Emmanuel Sanders against the Bengals. Big Ben could have some problems on Sunday against the 10th ranked Bengals pass defense, a unit that has given up just eight passing touchdowns all season.

Here are the Steelers' inactives for Week 10:

  • WR Arnaz Battle
  • QB Dennis Dixon
  • LB LaMarr Woodley
  • OG Jamon Meredith
  • DT Chris Hoke
  • WR Emmnauel Sanders
  • DE Al Woods

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Rashard Mendenhall Fantasy Projection: Bengals Second-Ranked Rush Defense Will Make It Tough On Steelers RB

Sunday afternoon's AFC North battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals could prove to be a defensive affair, never a good sign for fantasy players in their search for who to start. Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall could be in for a long day, as Cincinnati has the league's second-best rush defense, allowing just 84.5 yards per game.

The fantasy football projection site numberFire ranks Mendenhall as just the 21st best play at running back this week. The Steelers' running backs projected stats: 15.56 car, 68.47 yds, 1.14 rec for 9.98 yds, 0.4 TDs for 10.18 points.

One possible reason for optimism, though it comes with a caveat that the Bengals are a different team this year: Mendenhall ran the ball 40 times for 165 yards and a touchdown in two Pittsburgh wins over Cincinnati in 2010.

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Ben Roethlisberger Fantasy Projection: Surprising Bengals Defense Could Stifle Pittsburgh QB

Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium, the surprising Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) in an AFC North battle. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has averaged 352 yards passing while tossing six touchdowns in his last three games, could be in for a rough start, at least fantasy-wise.

The fantasy football projection site numberFire ranks Roethlisberger as just the eleventh best play at quarterback this week. The Pittsburgh quarterback's projected stats: 20.78/33.06, 246.87 yds, 1.70 TDs, 1.06 INTs for 15.37 points.

The reason for the muted expectations for Big Ben? The Bengals have the 10th ranked pass defense in the league, allowing just 216.8 yards per game through the air. In addition, Cincinnati has allowed just eight passing touchdowns this season, tied for third-fewest in the NFL.

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Mike Wallace Fantasy Projection: Pittsburgh Speedster Ranks As Fourth Best WR Option This Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the surprising Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC North battle Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium, and Mike Wallace will once again for a vital part of the Steelers offensive production.

The fantasy football projection site numberFire ranks Wallace as the fourth best play at wide receiver this weekend, trailing just Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings and Steve Smith. The Pittsburgh receiver's projected stats: 5.32 rec for 80.59 yds, 0.68 TDs, 12.16 pts.

Despite the high ranking, Wallace might be a riskier play than in other weeks, as the Bengals have the 10th ranked pass defense in the league, allowing just 216.8 yards per game through the air. But he is still a must start in all leagues.

For the year, Wallace leads all Steelers receivers with 47 receptions for 868 yards, six touchdowns and a gaudy 18.5 yards per catch.

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NFL Schedule, Week 10: Steelers Vs. Bengals And More

Here’s a look at the NFL schedule for Week 10. The Steelers play the Bengals in Cincinnati at 1:00 Sunday on CBS. CBS’ other 1:00 games are Texans vs. Bucs, Bills vs. Cowboys, Broncos vs. Chiefs, Titans vs. Panthers, and Jaguars vs. Colts. FOX, meanwhile, has Rams vs. Browns, Cardinals vs. Eagles and Redskins vs. Dolphins, along with a big NFC South matchup in Saints vs. Falcons.

At 4:05, CBS has the Steelers’ rivals the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Seahawks. The Steelers are a half-game behind the Ravens and the Bengals in the AFC North.

At 4:15, FOX has the 6-2 Giants vs. the 7-1 49ers, plus the Lions against the Bears.

The Sunday-night game (8:20, NBC) features the Patriots and Jets. The 2-6 Vikings face the 8-0 Packers on Monday night (8:30, ESPN).

The Raiders defeated the Chargers 24-17 on Thursday.

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NFL Week 10 Picks: Steelers Vs. Bengals And More

Week 10 features two divisional games with first place at stake, including the Steelers - Bengals matchup in Cincinnati. In the AFC, 11 of 16 teams are in or within one game of first place, the most ever through Week 9 since conference realignment in 2002.

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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Facts And Figures For AFC North Foes Prior To Week 10 Tilt

Sunday afternoon couldn't come sooner for Steeler Nation. After a heartbreaking 23-30 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football in Week 9, fans are hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) can get back in the win column on the road against the surging Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) prior to their bye week.  The winner on Sunday will, at worst, have sole possession of second place in the AFC North. Were Baltimore to lose at Seattle, the winner would vault into first place in the division, and in the case of the Bengals first place in the entire AFC. 

Here's a few facts, figures and trends for the two teams heading into Week 10:

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

  • With win, Mike Tomlin can join HOFer Chuck Noll (193), Bill Cowher (149) & Raymond 'Buddy' Parker (51) as 4th head coach in club history to reach 50 regular-season wins.
  • Steelers have won 8 of past 9 at Cin.
  • QB Ben Roethlisberger is 6-1 at Cin. & has 10 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 98.7 passer rating. Aims for 4th straight game with 300+ passing yards (361, 365, 330).
  • RB Rashard Mendenhall had 99 rush yards with 1 TD in last game at Cin. Mendenhall (24) needs 1 rush TD to become 8th player in Steelers history with at least 25 rush TDs.
  • WR Mike Wallace aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards (102, 110) at Cin. 
  • WR Antonio Brown had career-best 109 rec. yards last week & has reached 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3.
  • LB LaMarr Woodley  (48) needs 2 sacks to become 6th player in franchise history with 50 career sacks. Unfortunately, it appears as if Woodley will have to wait until after the bye week to accomplish that feat, as he's been ruled out for Sunday with a lingering hamstring injury.
  • LB James Harrison has 5 sacks in 5 games in '11. Harrison has 3 sacks in past 4 vs. Bengals.
  • S Troy Polamalu tied career-best with 2 INTs in last meeting vs. Cin., incl. 45-yard INT-return TD 

BENGALS:

  • With win, Cincinnati can tie for 2nd-longest single-season win streak in franchise history (6 in '73, '75, '88).
  • Rookie QB Andy Dalton (2nd round, No. 35) had career-best 3 TD passes last week. Dalton has 12 TD passes, most by rookie in team's 1st 8 games of season since merger ('70). Dalton aims to become 1st rookie QB w/ 6 straight wins since Vince Young (6) in '06. Dalton (1,696) needs 159 passing yards to surpass Greg Cook (1,854 in '69) for most passing yards by rookie in club history.
  • RB Cedric Benson is averaging 81 rush yards per game in past 3 in Nov. (243 total).
  • Rookie WR A.J. Green (1st round, No. 4) leads NFL rookies in rec. (40), rec. yards (599) & TD catches (5).
  • WR Andre Caldwell recorded 2nd TD catch of season last week. 
  • WR Jerome Simpson aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec...Bengals allow 85.4 rush yards per game in '11, 2nd-best in NFL (49ers, 70.8)...Defense has recorded 9 FRs this season, 2nd-most in NFL (Bal., 10).

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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Pittsburgh Aims For 50th Win All Time Over Cincinnati

For the second weekend in a row, one of the marquee matchups in the NFL will feature two AFC North opponents. Last Sunday it was the Steelers and the Ravens battling for first place on Sunday Night Football; in Week 10, the Steelers and Bengals will square off on Sunday afternoon in a key contest for both squads.

Pittsburgh (6-3) will try to avoid an 0-3 start in the division, while Cincinnati (6-2) will try to remain unbeaten in the division, improve to 6-1 in conference play, and notch their sixth consecutive victory on the year.  With a win, the Steelers would run their all-time record over the Bengals to 50-32. Let's take a look at the two teams' series history, general game information, and a few individual and team stats for both clubs heading into the Week 10 matchup.

 

SERIES

 

STEELERS

BENGALS

SERIES LEADER

49-32

STREAKS

7 of past 9

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 6-2

Lewis: 5-12

LAST WEEK

L 23-20 vs. Ravens

W 24-17 at Titans

LAST GAME

12/12/10: Bengals 7 at Steelers 23. Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu has 2 INTs, including 45-yard INT-TD. Steelers' defense limits Cincinnati to 190 total yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/8/10: Steelers 27, Bengals 21. Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace has 5 catches for 110 yards, including 39-yard TD. Steelers' RB Rashard Mendenhall adds 99 rush yards & 1 TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 91 (Pit.), 82 (Cin.). XM: 229 (Cin.). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 203-321-2,632 (3L)-15 (T2C)-8-94.1 (2C)

Dalton (R): 158-257-1,696-12-7-85.0

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 120-473-3.9-4

Benson: 137-536-3.9-2

RECEIVING

Wallace: 47 (2C)-868 (3L)-18.5-6 (T1C)

Green (R): 40-599-15.0-5

OFFENSE

389.1

316.3

TAKE/GIVE

-11

+4 (T3C)

DEFENSE

280.2 (3L)

301.3

SACKS

Woodley: 9 (1C)

Atkins: 3.5

INTs

Clark, Woodley: 1

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

Kapinos: 33.3

Huber: 44.6

KICKING

Suisham: 66 (21/21 PAT; 15/20 FG)

Nugent: 67 (3C) (19/20 PAT; 16/17 FG)

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers Injury Report, Week 10: LaMarr Woodley Out Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have ruled linebacker LaMarr Woodley out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to the team's injury report. Woodley did not participate in Friday's practice, nor did wideouts Arnaz Battle and Emmanuel Sanders or safety Troy Polamalu. Woodley, Battle, and Sanders will miss Sunday's game, but the team lists Polamalu as probable.

Woodley has 36 tackles (24 solo) for the Steelers this season, as well as an AFC-leading nine sacks. His absence means Pittsburgh will have a diminished pass rush to disrupt Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton. As Neal Coolong of Behind the Steel Curtain writes, the return of James Harrison to the lineup against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday helped mask Woodley's absence somewhat.

Elsewhere on the injury report, Harrison did not practice in full Friday due to a toe injury, but the team lists him as probable. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, linebacker James Farrior, guard Doug Legursky, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, and wide receiver Hines Ward all practiced in full and appear listed as probable.

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Week 10 NFL Lines And Odds: Steelers Vs. Bengals

The Steelers head to Cincinnati this weekend for a matchup with the surprising Bengals with a chance to move closer to first place in the Division.

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Cincinnati Bengals Injury Report: Carlos Dunlap Misses Practice

The Cincinnati Bengals came away from their win over the Tennessee Titans a little bit banged up. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap missed practice today with a hamstring, as well as four other players.

Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), Nate Clements (knee), Chris Crocker (knee), Donald Lee (foot), and Brian Leonard (knee)

Dunlap is expected to play, it would be a big loss if he couldn't. Not only did the Bengals have five players miss practice they also had six other players that were limited, including wide receiver Andre Caldwell and tight end Jermaine Gresham.

Thomas Howard (hamstring), Adam Jones (hamstring), Rey Maualuga (ankle), Andre Smith (toe), Andre Caldwell (groin), and Jermaine Gresham (hamstring)

Caldwell and Gresham are expected to be available on Sunday against the Bengals, as well as offensive tackle Andre Smith. All three are key to a Bengals offense that's hummed right along.

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Steelers Injury Report, Week 10: Troy Polamalu Sits Out Practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to take on another AFC North opponent when they travel to face the Cincinnati Bengals, as the teams battle for position in the division.

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