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Steelers 35, Bengals 7

Familiar formula in Steelers' rout

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers needed just 15 minutes to provide the Bengals a refresher course on what it takes to win in December.

Run the ball. Create turnovers. Ride a veteran quarterback. Rarely has the formula looked as effective as it did in this blowout.

Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns to Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall ran for two more for the Steelers, who erupted in the second quarter.

"We're in it now," Pittsburgh linebacker James Farrior said. "Right now is our time. … We already started our playoffs."

With the game scoreless in the first quarter, the Bengals had a touchdown wiped out on receiver A.J. Green's false-start penalty, then had a field goal erased by a delay of game. The next Mike Nugent field goal try was blocked by rookie defensive lineman Cameron Heyward.

Rookie Andy Dalton passed for just 135 yards and was sacked three times by Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

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Steelers 35, Bengals 7 12/04/11 [Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2011 9:17pm]
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