8:15 PM ET, November 20, 2008
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers honored defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau with a pregame ceremony for his 50 years as an NFL coach and player. His league-best defense found the best possible way to pay tribute to him.The Steelers limited the depleted Bengals to six first downs following an early touchdown drive and found just enough offense themselves amid the snow flurries to control the clock behind Ben Roethlisberger and beat Cincinnati 27-10 on Thursday night.
Walker: Survive And Advance
The Steelers brought their "B-minus" game to Heinz Field Thursday night. But that was more than enough to beat up on the lowly Cincinnati Bengals (1-9-1), James Walker writes. Blog
• The Steelers take five straight from the Bengals for the first time since 1993 and improve to 7-1 against the AFC this season.
• Pittsburgh dominated the time of possession, holding the ball for 35:20 while gaining 20 first downs, compared to 11 for the Bengals.
• The Bengals could not run against the league's top-ranked rush defense, finishing with 43 yards.
• The Steelers held the Bengals to 208 yards, which tied a season low.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.6||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||3-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||3:13||Glenn Holt 10 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 62 yds, 6:02
|TD||10:23||Heath Miller 3 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 54 yds, 4:33
|FG||1:56||Jeff Reed 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 72 yds, 5:39
|FG||8:22||Jeff Reed 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 57 yds, 5:37
|TD||0:21||Gary Russell 2 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 64 yds, 4:13
|FG||6:50||Shayne Graham 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 37 yds, 5:19
|TD||2:22||Ben Roethlisberger 8 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 73 yds, 4:32