Home / NFL / Steelers Grab a Win in a Vicious Monday Night Football Showdown

Steelers Grab a Win in a Vicious Monday Night Football Showdown

The Pittsburg Steelers secured a win against the Cincinnati Bengals (23-20) in a vicious Monday Night Football matchup.

https://twitter.com/steelers/status/937908443763085312

The Bengals came into this game winning five of their last three games. After a horrific 0-3 start of the season, it seemed as if they had no chance of playing in the post season. This game could have been a critical win for them. The last time Cincinnati played against Pittsburg was during Week 7 in which the Steelers brushed them aside in a 29-14 victory. However, this time the game was much closer.

Bengals Started off on High Note

In the first quarter, place kicker Randy Bullock got the Bengals on the board by kicking a 35-yeard field goal. Running back Joe Mixon got more involved with the offensive, after sitting through a couple drives. During this quarter, Steelers linebacker, Ryan Shazier went down on account of horribe back injury.

Towards the end, Andy Dalton hit A.J. Green for an eight yard touch down. This gave the Bengals a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Cincinnati continued this drive well into the second quarter as they added another 7 points to the board giving them a confortable 17-0 lead. However, Mixon left the field to go to the locker room after sustaining a hard hit from two Pittsburg defenders. And this where the game gets interesting.

Pittsburg’s Comeback

The Steelers had a rough start to this game. Their offense was severely lacking and they were unable to get some points on the board, at first. But, in a desperate need for points, QB Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball deep to Antonio Brown which put the Steelers into a field goal range. As the final seconds of the quarter were up, Chris Boswell got three on the board for Pittsburg with a 30-yard field goal.

In third quarter, Steelers were able to secure a touchdown when Roethlisberger passed to Le’Veon Bell who ran along the sidelines. Depsite the fact Cincinnati had two defenders on him, they assumed he was out of bounds which as result, gave Pittsburg a TD.

While the Bengals were able to get a TD on a drive, it was reviewed due to a questionable offensive foul. As a result, the Bengals had to settle for a field goal.

End of the third: Bengals 20 Steelers 10.

In the fourth quarter, the Steelers pushed for a win. After getting a  field goal, another Roethlisberger -Brown touchdown pass got Pittsburg tied with Cincinnati. Steelers took this moment to lock in a victory: in the final possession, Pittsburg locked in a 38-yard field goal.

Final Score: 23-20.

About Sophia LaFrance

Check Also

LIVE THREAD: National Signing Day

Here’s an updated thread of all the recruits who picked the Gator hat today! RB …

AFC Divisional Round Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

During last weekend’s NFL Wild Card round, the Steelers made a statement by handing the Dolphins a …

Houston Looking For an Upset in Foxborough

The saying has always been “it’s hard to beat a good team twice,” and in …

Blue Jackets vs. Lightning Tonight

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be facing each other once …

Possible Additions to McElwain’s Recruiting Class Visiting this Weekend

With National Signing Day less than three weeks away, the Gators are hosting several talented …

Florida Gymnastics Prepares for Season Opener

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Gator gymnastics team will kick off their season this Sunday …

Surprised Gators Promote Randy Shannon To Defensive Coordinator? You Shouldn’t Be

Florida’s head coach, Jim McElwain, announced Friday morning that Randy Shannon would be making the …

Quarterbacks in Spotlight for NFL Wild Card Weekend

The NFL Wild Card kicks off Saturday and the quarterback situations could not be any more different. On …

College Football Playoff Shakes Up Schedule

The College Football Playoff was a success in its first year. Yet, that doesn’t stop …

Michael Jordan Speaks out about Shootings, Police Officers

NBA great Michael Jordan opened up about his thoughts about shootings of African-Americans and the …

Treon Harris to Transfer

With the college football season approaching, the Florida Gators have announced that former starting QB …

USA Basketball Wins Second Exhibition Game

Just a few short days after their big win over Argentina, team USA won its …

Charlotte Is No Longer The Home Of The 2017 NBA All-Star Game

The House Bill 2 came between Charlotte, North Carolina and the 2017 All-Star Game. The …

Tampa Bay Rays Continue Series Against Oakland

The Tampa Bay Rays are continuing their three-game winning streak. The Rays defeated the Oakland …

MLB Preview Tonight

It’s summer time—the best time to go to a baseball game and experience the atmosphere. …

Braves Begin Series With Rockies

The Atlanta Braves (33-62) open up a four-game road series with the Rockies (43-51) tonight …

Marlins To Close Out Series With The Phillies

The Miami Marlins are in the middle of a crucial ten game span against NL East …

Rays Crush Rockies 11-3, Face A’s Next

In the midst of a terrible season that has seen the Tampa Bay Rays (37-57) …

American League Second Half Outlook

The second half of the baseball season is in full swing which translates to? Pennant races. Teams …

National League Evening Preview

Tonight is a busy night for the National League in the MLB. Starting with the …

Big 12 Looks To Expand

Following a Tuesday meeting between Big 12 presidents, Oklahoma president David Boren announced that the …

LSU Looks To Capitalize On Its Opportunity

The Louisiana State University Tigers will enter the 2016 college football season with high expectations, …

Muschamp Helps Close Out SEC Media Days 2016

It wasn’t Will Muschamps first SEC Media Days experience, but 2016 marked the first time …

Phil Mickelson Leads British Open After First Day

The 145th annual 2016 British Open is underway at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. The …

Missouri’s Football Crisis: Rebuilding A Program

On the final day of SEC Media Days, Barry Odom took the stand as Missouri’s head …

Second Half Of MLB Season Begins

The All-Star Break is a good time for teams to rest up and reform themselves …

British Open Underway

The 145th Open Championship is already underway at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Welcome …

Jalen Hudson Takes Charge in OBC

Jalen Hudson, a starter in Saturday’s Orange Bowl Classic as the Gators faced off the …