PITTSBURGH (AP) — For all their precocious talent, the Cincinnati Bengals are still trying to figure out this “winning-in-December-and-beyond” thing.
The Pittsburgh Steelers provided another important lesson along the way for the burgeoning AFC North power: Be ready or be humbled.
Antonio Brown caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score in a 64-second span in the first quarter and the Steelers overpowered the Bengals 30-20 on Sunday night.
Shaun Suisham added three field goals for the Steelers (6-8), who built a 24-point lead and hardly looked like a team playing out the string.
“It’s always great when you dictate the game and play ahead and not play catch up,” Brown said.
The victory kept Pittsburgh’s ever-so faint postseason hopes alive even if simply avoiding the franchise’s first losing season in a decade is a considerably more attainable goal.
“We’re just trying to show people the guys…
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