For the second straight season, Marvin Lewis has the Bengals set for a shot to play for the games biggest prize, as the Bengals are headed for the postseason.
Reggie Nelson picked off Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger with 14 seconds left, and advanced the ball to the Steelers 45. Andy Dalton then hit A.J. Green for a 21-yard gain, setting up Josh Brown with 8 seconds left for a 43-yard field goal, which was good to give the Bengals a 13-10 win in Pittsburgh.
Dalton on the day was 24-for-41 for 278 yards with no touchdowns and two picks. Green, who was held to one catch in the last game between the two teams, caught 10 passes for 116 yards, along with the huge 21-yard catch that set up Brown for the field goal.
Brown missed a 56-yarder earlier in the quarter but earned a second chance, and this time converted after the pick by Nelson.
Roethlisberger completed 14 of 28 passes for 220 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, including his costly mistake in the final seconds. The Steelers have lost three straight, and for the first time since 2009 will miss the postseason.
The Bengals took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Leon Hall stepped in front of Heath Miller, picking off a pass and going 17 yards for the early lead.
They went up 10-0 in the second quarter, but a long 60-yard Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown score with a minute left in the half made it a 10-7 game at halftime.
The Steelers tied it up in the third, and the two teams went back and forth in the final quarter, with the Bengals eventually getting the game-winner late.
They could still win the division based on the Ravens-Giants game, and if the Bengals can beat the Ravens next week.
At worst, they will be the 6th team in the AFC, and will play the #3 seed in wild card weekend.
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