Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CIN 267
    • 280 PIT
  • Turnovers

    • CIN 3
    • 3 PIT
  • Possession

    CIN PIT
    31:45 28:15
  • 1st Downs

    • CIN 16
    • 15 PIT

Game Information

Heinz Field
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Line: PIT -4.0
Attendance: 63,236
97%
Capacity: 65,000
Referees: Mike Carey
12/24/2012 ESPN.com news services

Bengals stun Steelers, secure postseason spot

Josh Brown kicked a 43-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining to lift the Cincinnati Bengals over the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 on Sunday, sending the Bengals into the playoffs for a second straight season.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Bengals730313
Steelers073010
first QuarterCINPIT
TD
2:23
Leon Hall 17 Yard Interception Return
2 plays, 23 yards, 1:30
60
XP
2:15
Josh Brown Kick is Good
2 plays, 23 yards, 1:30
70
second QuarterCINPIT
FG
1:57
Josh Brown 41 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 19 yards, 1:59
100
TD
1:18
Antonio Brown 60 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger
2 plays, 73 yards, 0:44
106
XP
1:09
Shaun Suisham Kick is Good
2 plays, 73 yards, 0:44
107
third QuarterCINPIT
FG
4:05
Shaun Suisham 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 45 yards, 5:06
1010
fourth QuarterCINPIT
FG
0:08
Josh Brown 43 Yard Field Goal is Good
2 plays, 21 yards, 0:06
1310

Research Notes

  • Ben Roethlisberger had a 7.1 Total QBR in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati, his lowest Total QBR in the last three seasons. Roethlisberger has struggled since returning from injury, posting a 28.7 Total QBR over his last three games.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Bengals sacked Ben Roethlisberger four times on 24 dropbacks (one every six dropbacks) when sending a standard pass rush Sunday, the most times Big Ben has been sacked against four or fewer pass rushers over the past two seasons. Cincinnati entered the game ranking in the top five in sacks (29) and dropbacks per sack (one every 14.3 dropbacks) sending standard pressure.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Ben Roethlisberger aired it out with mixed results Sunday, hooking up with Antonio Brown for a 60-yard touchdown while also throwing a season-high two interceptions on throws at least 15 yards downfield. The Steelers have gotten away from dink-and-dunk passing since Roethlisberger's return from injury, as his average pass has been thrown 10.6 yards downfield over his past three games, compared with 7.2 yards downfield his first nine games (fourth-shortest in league prior to injury).

  • NEXT LEVEL: Ben Roethlisberger completed 1-of-8 passes on third down, including an interception returned for a touchdown by Leon Hall in the first half. Big Ben entered the game with a league-leading 90.4 Total QBR on third down, while converting 49.5 percent of his third down passes into first downs, second in the league.

  • Ben Roethlisberger now has 10 career TD passes of 60+ yards, the most in Steelers history. Terry Bradshaw had 9.

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