Steelers baffled by Bengals

Cincinnati gifts Pittsburgh their third straight loss.

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Washington Football Team vs Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 22.

Nick Carbone, Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Steelers were upset by the Cincinnati Bengals 27-17 on Monday night. The game was played in Cincinnati, and the Steelers’ offense yet again wasn’t playing to their potential.

Pittsburgh didn’t look ready to play in this night game, while the Bengals left it all out on the field.

Roethlisberger was missing passes early in the game and was not having a good performance. He had two turnovers one being a fumble and the other an interception.

The interception was caught at midfield by Mackensie Alexander who started to taunt the Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 170 yards and went 20-38 passing. He had a touchdown to wide receiver Diontae Johnson. Johnson had eight receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Since the passing game wasn’t working, the Steelers had some sparkling moments in the run game. Benny Snell Jr. had 18 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. Snell had some great runs this game, and hopefully, he can continue that through next week.

Next week isn’t looking promising for the Steelers for they have to come home to play the red hot Indianapolis Colts who are 10-4. The Colts just came off of a big win against the Houston Texans 27-20.

The Cleveland Browns are very close to being at the top of the AFC North. The Steelers need to start playing better soon, or the Browns will take advantage of the AFC North.

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