Knee jerk reactions produce knee jerk results. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by the score of 27-17.
The Steelers again claimed the bloodthirsty championship flag of the AFC North by capitalizing on timely miscues by the Bengals on Sunday night.
Defensively, two picks by Steelers cornerback Brice McCain were just part of the Bengals woes, along with Pittsburgh safety Antwon Blake strong-arming the football from Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green after a nice gain. That was not a fumble by Green, that was a “football felony,” pure and simple.
On the offensive side of the ball for Pittsburgh, the Bengals suffered the same fate that every other team had to face in regards to covering the elusive Antonio Brown. Brown ended up with 212 all-purpose yards, including a 71-yard punt return for a TD. In the second quarter, Martavis Bryant snatched a 21-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger, like the fine tuned Maserati that he is, and zipped into the end zone before you could say, huh?