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.