Steelers Stop Cincy 23-20
Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass _ taking a hit to the head while landing in the end zone _ and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback against the Cincinnati Bengals, rallying for a 23-20 victory last night.
Down 17-0 early, the Steelers (10-2) extended their best start since 2004 in a physical game with a couple frightening injuries. Brown's touchdown tied it at 20 with 3:51 to go, setting up Boswell's 38-yard field goal, his second straight winner in the closing seconds.
The Bengals (5-7) simply can't find a way to beat their Ohio River rival, not even after getting off to the big early lead. They've dropped six straight against Pittsburgh, including the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win at Paul Brown Stadium that included another Bengals meltdown.
Pittsburgh lost leading tackler Ryan Shazier to a back injury in the first quarter. The linebacker was taken off the field on a cart and taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was carted off in the fourth quarter after JuJu Smith-Schuster levelled him with a high hit, then taunted him by walking over him.