This is the 13th in a series that looks at 17 plays that shaped the Pittsburgh Steelers' season – one from every game.
For this series we will go in chronological order.
No. 7: Bell’s 43-yard reception in a 30-23 win over the Houston Texans.
No. 9: Wide receiver Markus Wheaton's 47-yard touchdown catch in a 43-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
No. 11: Bell's 5-yard touchdown run in a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.
No. 13: Outside linebacker Arthur Moats capitalizes on botched exchange in Cincinnati.
The setting: The Steelers were trailing the Bengals, 21-10, early in the fourth quarter when Moats came up with one of the most critical takeaways of the season.
The play: Quarterback Andy Dalton had burned Pittsburgh for a 20-yard touchdown run off a read option but gave the Steelers the opening they needed when the Bengals ran the same play later in the game. Dalton faked to running back Jeremy Hill, but when he pulled it back Hill’s hip jarred it loose. Moats, starting at right outside linebacker for the injured James Harrison, alertly jumped on the ball right after Dalton and wrestled it away from him. The turnover gave the Steelers the ball at the Bengals' 24-yard line.
What it meant for the bigger picture: The Steelers needed just four plays to score the go-ahead touchdown and erupted for 22 points after Dalton’s lost fumble to beat the Bengals, 42-21. The victory -- Le'Veon Bell highlighted it by tying Walter Payton’s NFL record for most consecutive games with at least 200 yards from scrimmage with three -- put the Steelers just percentage behind the first-place Bengals in the bunched-up AFC North. The resounding way in which they beat the Bengals also provided a springboard for the Steelers, who won their final four regular-season games for the first time since 2005.