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Cincinnati Bengals' Josh Bynes (56) reacts after a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Bengals try to build on big win in trip to struggling Texans

Dec. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Riding high from their shocking victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, the Cincinnati Bengals will attempt to win consecutive games for the first time this season when they visit the Houston Texans on Sunday. The Bengals (3-10-1) were 14-point underdogs and had lost five in a...

Bengals look to build on big win against struggling Texans

Dec. 24, 2020 12:58 PM EST

CINCINNATI (3-10-1) at HOUSTON (4-10) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - Texans by 8 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bengals 8-6; Texans 5-9 SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 8-4 LAST MEETING - Texans beat Bengals 13-9 on Sept. 14, 2017 in Houston. LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Steelers 27-17; Texans lost to Colts 27-20 AP PRO32...

Cincinnati Bengals' Mackensie Alexander (21) and William Jackson (22) celebrate after Pittsburgh Steelers turned the ball over on downs during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Bengals get shot of confidence in stunning win over Steelers

Dec. 22, 2020 3:24 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Few saw what the Cincinnati Bengals were capable of Monday night, least of all the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals got their third win of the season, this one on a primetime stage against a hated divisional rival that was looking to stop a two-game skid and get back on...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger warms up before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

What now? Slumping Steelers searching for answers

Dec. 22, 2020 2:51 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin, to borrow a phrase, trusts the process. So does Ben Roethlisberger and everyone else on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yet trusting the reeling AFC North leaders will get things turned around following a third straight loss — this one a 27-17 clunker in Cincinnati on Monday...

Cincinnati Bengals' Vonn Bell (24) and Jordan Evans (50) look to recover a fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Bell's big hit sets tone as Bengals stun slumping Steelers

Dec. 22, 2020 2:35 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals safety Vonn Bell made a beeline for JuJu Smith-Schuster and delivered a devastating hit, forcing a fumble while sending the Steelers' receiver flying backward. After dancing on Cincinnati's midfield logo before the game, Smith-Schuster got planted in the turf — and the...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley (5) reacts with offensive guard Fred Johnson (74) after Finley rushed for a first down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Bengals ride big first half to shocking win over Steelers

Dec. 22, 2020 12:57 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' December swoon is looking more like a collapse. The Steelers lost their third straight — getting thumped 27-17 by the last-place Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night — after ripping off 11 straight wins to start the season. They couldn't generate any...

Steelers RB James Conner inactive against Bengals

Dec. 21, 2020 6:59 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will attempt to lock up the AFC North title without top running back James Conner. The Steelers made Conner inactive because of a quadriceps injury before their game against Cincinnati. This marks the third time in Pittsburgh's past four games that Conner will not...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) warms up before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

'Take a deep breath': Roethlisberger says Steelers are fine

Dec. 20, 2020 12:49 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger says all the hand-wringers just need to calm down. The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be fine. After two straight losses for the Steelers (11-2), some pundits and pessimistic fans already are predicting playoff doom. Roethlisberger is trying to be the voice of...

QB Allen ruled out for Monday night game against Steelers

Dec. 19, 2020 3:26 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Brandon Allen is out for the Monday night game against the Steelers, the Cincinnati Bengals said Saturday. Ryan Finley is expected to start in his place. Allen, 0-3 as a starter since rookie Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending injury, hurt his knee late in last week's loss to...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Steelers motivated for Monday night matchup with Bengals

Dec. 17, 2020 7:27 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost two in a row and looked bad doing it, their Monday night matchup with the last-place Cincinnati Bengals is suddenly more important than it looked on the schedule just a few weeks ago. By virtue of rolling through the first 11 games of the season...