The Pittsburgh Steelers visited the Cincinnati Bengals to bring an end to Week Two of the NFL regular season on Monday Night Football in a less than impressive game that saw struggles from both team’s starting quarterbacks. In the end, the Bengals came away with a 20-10 win over the Steelers.
With both offenses sputtering in the first-half, the Steelers and Bengals entered halftime tied at 10 points a piece.
In the second half, the Bengals were able to get on the board first thanks to rookie running back Giovani Bernard, who was the big difference maker in the game, taking a screen pass 27 yards for the go ahead touchdown.
The Steelers anemic offense continued their lackluster performance and the Bengals were eventually to convert on a 25 yard Mike Nugent field goal that extended the game to a two possession contest with half of the fourth and final quarter remaining.
Pittsburgh had an opportunity to turn the game in to a one possession game on their next drive, but Ben Roethlisberger got a little over anxious after the Steelers were in field goal range to deliver a potential dagger to the Steelers hopes.
Cincinnati looked poised for a three-and-out, but BenJarvus Green-Ellis put together an impressive run on third down to convert the first down. Later in the drive, the Steelers got in to a dust up on the sideline and were flagged for a personal foul, so the drive continued.
The Steelers did get one final chance with 1:48 left on the clock with no timeouts and they were unable to come away with any points.