Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Bengals 16, Steelers 10

Bengals hit new heights with rally

PITTSBURGH — Down to a last chance, Andy Dalton showed why these Bengals are the best ever through seven games.

Dalton passed for Cincinnati's only touchdown with 2:57 to go, and the Bengals picked off Ben Roethlisberger twice in the fourth quarter to beat Pittsburgh for their best start in franchise history.

They're 7-0 and in command of the AFC North.

"We're playing for something greater than being 7-0," said A.J. Green, whose TD catch was part of another big game against Pittsburgh. "We're trying to win a championship. We feel a game like this helps us build resiliency going into the postseason."

Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game since the 1990 season, the sixth-longest streak of postseason futility in NFL history.

Roethlisberger returned after missing four games with a sprained knee but the Steelers, who led most of the game, fell apart in the closing minutes.

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