1:00 PM ET, September 21, 2003
It doesn't matter because this team isn't a running team anymore. They are a pass-first team and they're thriving because of the change.
Question on the Bengals: Has reality set in for coach Marvin Lewis in terms of how much of a challenge he faces?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Maddox was 21-of-34 for 240 yards, including a 23-yard pass to Jerame Tuman on a fake field goal that set up Pittsburgh's first touchdown. ... Steelers CB Chidi Iwuoma left in the second half with a mild concussion. ... Dillon was listed as day-to-day. TE Matt Schobel pulled his left hamstring and didn't play in the second half. ... WR Chad Johnson was on the sideline for the first three plays, punishment from Lewis for violating a team rule. Johnson had four catches for 77 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.2||4.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||13:14||HINES WARD 7 YD PASS FROM TOMMY MADDOX (JEFF REED KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 4:25
|FG||4:56||SHAYNE GRAHAM 44 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 19 yds, 2:21
|TD||11:34||JEROME BETTIS 1 YD RUN (JEFF REED KICK) |
Drive: 12 plays, 71 yds, 6:38
|FG||1:23||JEFF REED 33 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 53 yds, 3:16
|TD||9:06||PETER WARRICK 5 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 47 yds, 4:38