Steelers 33 – Bengals 20
Andy Dalton injured his thumb on a first quarter interception in the redzone and it was all Steelers in a 33-20 win over the Dalton-Less Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
Bengals backup QB A.J. McCarron threw two interceptions in relief of Dalton and was picked off for a score by William Gay in the third quarter that put the Steelers up 23-7.
Ben Roethlisberger was 30/39 for 282 yards with no touchdowns and 1 interception in the win. Pittsburgh’s offense left some plays on the field but moved the ball at will throughout.
The Steelers scored 30 points for the fifth straight game.
Pittsburgh improving to 8-5, remain the No. 7 seed in the AFC as the Chiefs (8-5) and Jets (8-5) each won on Sunday. The Steelers trail the 10-3 Bengals by two games in the AFC North. Almost all tiebreakers favor the Bengals if the two teams both finish 11-5.