Date and Start Time: The Bengals vs. Steelers Monday Night Football game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine … But I’ll say this: I think this Steelers team was the strongest one of the 2014-18 era. During that game, Burfict was fined $112,000 for illegal hits on Brown and Steelers running back James Conner. Pittsburgh 212-115-2 (.648)Cincinnati 143-165-3 (.462). The split series may indicate a passing of the torch in the AFC Central, as the Bengals would go to the Super Bowl two years in the future. For the first time since 2002, the Browns have a chance to sweep the Bengals in the Battle of Ohio and are currently 5-0 vs. "animal" teams this season. The Green Bay Packers can pass the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL record books with a win in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Saturday Night Steelers Open Thread: Duds, Defense, and Dogs, Matthew Wright signs a Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions. [8], 1991–2003: Steelers in contention, Bengals struggle, "5 times Cincinnati Bengals got best of Pittsburgh Steelers", "1980: Bengals Upset Steelers to Snap Home Winning Streak". Because of the 1982 NFL Players Strike, the game in Cincinnati that season was cancelled. * Note: I’m sure some of you are already ready to point out that Ben’s drive was only 78 yards, but the first play from scrimmage was a holding penalty, backing the Steelers up to the 12 – thus making the drive 88 yards. ET, ESPN/ESPN App). On the pass, though, Steeler (and former Bengal) defensive end, Kimo Von Olhoffen rolled up on Palmer’s knee, tearing his ACL and ending his season. Explaining an NFL Reserve/Future contract, and what it means. Cincinnati sits at 21st. The Bengals had a powerful offense, with Houshmandzadeh, Chad Johnson and Chris Henry catching passes from Carson Palmer. Against the Steelers, the Bengals are 2-6. The following are the Pittsburgh Steelers records versus each of the current NFL teams. The Steelers returned to dominating the rivalry in the 1990s. Two highlights: Leading late in the game, Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt dialed up a flea flicker to Cedrick Wilson (remember him?). Brown, who was named as an All-Pro for the first time that season, racked up 212 all-purpose yards, including 128 receiving yards, while helping lead … The Green Bay Packers can pass the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL record books with a win in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Pittsburgh – 27Cincinnati – 3. Champ. Steelers vs. Bengals all time record: 66-35-0 Steelers vs. Bengals (at home): 34-16-0 Last match result: 16-10 Steelers (2019) Notable offseason additions: CB … Prior to 1970, the Steelers were members of the NFL and the Bengals were part of the AFL. This is the sixth in a 13-part weekly series examing the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers versus their 2020 opponents. [1], On October 12, 1980, the Bengals defeated the Steelers 17–16 at Three Rivers Stadium, snapping the Steelers' 18-game home winning streak and their undefeated 10–0 record at home against the Bengals. McCarron, starting for an injured Dalton, led the Bengals to 16 straight points. In the December contest, Lynn Swann caught five balls for 192 and two scores. The Steelers were 0-3, playing without Ben Roethlisberger, and in danger of losing control of their season. They've lost the last 10 games in this rivalry (including playoffs). Steelers lose. Seven of the 10 games in series history were decided by one score. This Steelers team went 13-3 and took the AFC’s #1 seed into the playoffs. Later, Troy Polamalu snagged a vintage interception and cut across the field (like always). However, as part of the AFL-NFL merger, the two teams were placed in the AFC Central division along with the NFL's Cleveland Browns and the AFL's Houston Oilers. The Steelers look to defend their perfect 8-0 record with the Bengals coming off of a bye week. The Steelers have won 11 straight games in this matchup (including postseason). The Steelers lead the overall series, 67-36. The Bengals lost Palmer to an injury on their first drive, but built a 17–7 lead. The following year, with injuries and mediocrity in the Pittsburgh linebacking corps (and significant potential in their high-flying offense), Brett Keisel and Troy Polamalu convinced James to suit up one more time. Fun trivia note: Dick Lebeau was the opposing coach. The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing a lot of players to Reserve/Future contracts. Super Bowls Won: 6 (8 Appearances) Championships Won *: 6 All-time Passing Leader: Ben Roethlisberger 5,050/7,838, 60,348 yds, 396 TD All-time Rushing Leader: Franco Harris 2,881 att, 11,950 yds, 91 TD All-time Receiving Leader: Hines Ward 1,000 rec, 12,083 yds, 85 TD Hill got the call on the first play from scrimmage after the pick. The Steelers won the only meeting of the year in Pittsburgh, 26-20 in overtime. The Steelers won four Super Bowls during these six years. Pittsburgh : Terry BradshawCincinnati : Chris Collinsworth. The Steelers were led by their "Steel Curtain" defense, as they held the Bengals to 17 points or less during ten of the twelve meetings during this stretch. The Ravens road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers has been rescheduled for a third time because of Baltimore's COVID-19 outbreak. This is also partly due to their offensive struggles allowing opposing teams to remain two-dimensional offensively. Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend? Series History: Steelers vs. Bengals Dec 02, 2014 at 09:59 PM. STEELERS ALL-TIME PLAYOFF HISTORY The Steelers have a decorated postseason history including making it to eight Super Bowls, winning six of them, including four in six years. Since Austin came to Pittsburgh to assist Tom Bradley with the defensive backfield, the Steelers have exploded with interceptions, having picked off only eight balls last year versus the fifteen they already have this season. Then he was the Secondary Coach of the Baltimore Ravens from 2011-13, posting a 4-2 record against the Steelers (note: in 2014, when Austin left to coach in Detroit, Ben Roethlisberger lit up the Ravens secondary for six touchdowns in a 43-23 blowout). First in the NFL in yards, yards per play, first downs allowed, yards per rush. ET on December 21. The Steelers would win four of the next six meetings to take a 5–3 series lead early in its history. The Bengals themselves clocked up 13 penalties for 173 yards. Pittsburgh Steelers 16 at Cincinnati Bengals 10 on November 24th, 2019 - Full team and player stats and box score If you look at Coach Austin’s career, he seems oddly destined to work with the Steelers at some point. Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff History. They aren’t always the champs, but they’re always competitive. [4] In their second game that season, the Bengals had a 31–13 lead in the third quarter, but the Steelers scored 36 unanswered points to win 49–31. on Chad's heels: Bengals WR A.J. If Ben Roethlisberger decides to hang up his cleats, the Steelers should attempt to trade TJ Watt to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson. In Cincinnati, he went 0-7 in the playoffs over sixteen seasons. The curse of the Terrible Towel. One bright spot for the Bengals occurred in their 1979 meeting in Cincinnati. The Bengals all-time winningest coach worked alongside and under Lebeau in Pittsburgh from 1992-95 (both were on Bill Cowher’s first staff). This team was special – a spectacular offense and a scrappy, courageous defense. This is when Ryan Shazier refused to go down quietly. The following is a list of all regular season and postseason games played between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. When Jones threw across the middle and Burfict (of all people) made an interception, the Bengals just needed to run out the clock. Oddly, a similar thing actually happened on the 49ers drive: they returned a kick to the 15 (making the drive 85) but had an illegal block penalty that took them back to the 8. Bengals were playoff qualifiers seven times this century, including five years in a row from 2010-15 (though they didn’t win a single postseason game). Two weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the toast of the NFL at 11-0. The two teams opened Heinz Field on October 7, 2001, a 16–7 Steelers win. The Steelers would go on to win Super Bowl XL that season. The Bengals defense allows Joe Montana and the 49ers to drive 92 yards in 2:34, throwing the winning touchdown to John Taylor with 36 seconds left. The game in Cincinnati marked Roethlisberger's first loss in his home state of Ohio, having previously been 10–0 at Cincinnati and Cleveland. I’m sure Bengals fans will grind their teeth forever about Palmer’s injury (and rightfully so, I suppose), but the Steelers proved to be the best team in the NFL that year, beating the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seeds in the AFC (all on the road), as well as the 1st and 2nd seeds in the NFC, over their season-ending eight game winning streak. Steelers' win in Cincinnati knocks the Bengals out of playoff contention; was also, Steelers win eighth straight game in Cincinnati. Seasons: 88 (1933 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 643-556-21 Playoff Record: 36-26. 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