The Steelers took care of their business against the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-12, but the Cincinnati Bengals put the pressure back on by taking care of their business in upsetting the Denver Broncos, 37-28 Monday Night. Now the two meet each other Sunday night for the AFC North title.
The Bs and Heath Miller propelled the offense and the defense played one of its better games to move the Steelers, 10-5, to a playoff spot with their victory over the Chiefs.
Ben Roethlisberger had a modest game by his standards throwing for only 220 yards on 18 of 25 passing for one touchdown and no interceptions. Fourteen of those passes went to Miller and Antonio Brown who had 7 catches each for 68 and 72 yards.
Le’Veon Bell only had 60 yards on 20 carries on the ground but the defense held a potent Chiefs’ ground game in check while forcing Alex Smith to beat them in the air. And even though he had nice stats the game really wasn’t as close as the score indicated.
Meanwhile the Baltimore Ravens all but eliminated themselves with a 25-13 loss at the hands of the Houston Texans who kept their slim playoff hopes alive.