Bengals vs Steelers NFL Week Eight Capsule

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers

CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-0) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-3)

SERIES

BENGALS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   55-34
STREAKS   8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 7-18 Mike Tomlin: 12-4
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 6: W 34-21 at Buffalo) L 23-13 at Chiefs
LAST GAME 12/28/14: Bengals 17 at Steelers 27. Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown has 7 receptions for 128 yards & TD. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger throws for 317 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/28/14
REFEREE Tony Corrente
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET) Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Cin.), 82 (Pit.). XM: 82 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Dalton: 130-193-1761-14-2-116.1 (1L) Roethlisberger: 67-89-912-4-2-113.1 OR

Jones: 24-41-377-3-2-93.2

RUSHING Bernard: 77-427-5.5-2 Bell: 103-511 (1C)-5.0-3
RECEIVING Green: 35-531-15.2-3 Brown: 46-671 (3C)-14.6-2
OFFENSE 410.3 (3L) 348.1
TAKE/GIVE +3 +3
DEFENSE 370.7 376.6
SACKS Dunlap: 6.5 (T1L) Tuitt: 3.5
INTs A. Jones: 2 5 tied: 1
PUNTING Huber: 47.9 Berry: 43.8
KICKING Nugent: 42 (21/22 PAT; 7/9 FG) Boswell: 26 (5/5 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Are 6-0 for 3rd time in club history & 1st time since 1988 AFC Championship season. Aim to reach 7-0 for 1st time ever…QB ANDY DALTON (22) needs 1 road win to tie HOFer DAN MARINO (23), BEN ROETHLISBERGER (23) & MATT RYAN (23) for most road wins by starting QB in 1st 5 seasons during SB era (since 1966). Passed for 243 yards & 3 TD vs. 0 INTs for 118.6 rating vs. Buf in Wk. 6. Has 115+ rating in 5 of past 6. Aims for 4th in row vs. Steelers with 2 TDs…In 7 career road starts, RB JEREMY HILL has 632 scrimmage yards (580 rush, 52 rec.) & 5 total TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.). RB GIOVANI BERNARD is averaging 91 scrimmage yards/game (427 rush, 73 rec.; 546 total)…In past 5 vs. Pit, WR A.J. GREEN has 44 catches for 556 yards & TD. TE TYLER EIFERT is tied for 1st in NFL with 6 TD catches & aims for 3rd in row with TD…DT GENO ATKINS has sack in 4 of past 6. Since entering NFL in 2010, leads AFC DTs with 36 sacks…STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has won 8 of past 10 starts vs. Cin. & has passed for 2,449 yards with 13 TDs vs. 8 INTs for 90.2 rating. QB LANDRY JONES aims for 3rd in row with TD pass…In 3 career meetings, RB LE’ VEON BELL is averaging 147.3 scrimmage yards per game (262 rush, 180 rec., 442 total) & has 4 total TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). In past 11 overall, is averaging 148.7 scrimmage yards per game & has 11 total TDs (10 rush, 1 rec.), incl. 137 yards last week…In past 7 vs. own division, WR ANTONIO BROWN has 51 catches for 755 yards & 3 TDs. Since 2013, leads NFL in catches (285) & rec. yards (3,868). In 12/7/14 meeting, WR MARTAVIS BRYANT had 4 catches for 109 yards, incl. 94-yard TD. 1 of 2 players in NFL history with 88+ yard TD catch in each of 1st 2 seasons (GUS TINSLEY, 1937-38). Has 11 TDs in 12 career games…LB RYAN SHAZIER has 1.5 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with .5+ sack. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 54 tackles. LB BUD DUPREE leads AFC rookies with 3 sacks


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