CB William Gay: Any player who ties Rod Woodson for the team record in pick-sixes deserves to be on this list. Gay's score on a telegraphed A.J. McCarron pass showed veteran instincts, marking his fifth career interception touchdown. The eight-second end zone celebration was nifty, too.
DE Camn Heyward: His third-down sack of McCarron at the goal line thwarted Cincinnati's second-half momentum, but Heyward had levied consistent pressure on the quarterback for much of the game. On his sack, he walked back Andrew Whitworth, then spun for a one-handed quarterback grab.
RB DeAngelo Williams: For a team that hasn't been automatic in the red zone this year, Williams handled the goal line with two short touchdown runs on his way to 76 yards. The Steelers made six trips inside the Bengals' 30. The only two touchdowns on those trips belonged to Williams.
CB Antwon Blake: Blake was part of a productive secondary, but he was in primary coverage on A.J. Green's 66-yard touchdown. Green's not an easy assignment. Still, Blake wasn't in Green's zip code on the play.
RB Jordan Todman: The veteran running back had a chance to solidify the No. 2 running spot but has lost the job, at least for now, to Fitz Toussaint.