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It was over when ...

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NFL Replay will re-air the Cincinnati Bengals' 18-12 win over the Pittsburgh  Steelers on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

A fourth-down pass from Ben Roethlisberger intended for Hines Ward fell incomplete. The Bengals took over on downs and were able to run out the clock.

Game ball

Bengals rookie RB Bernard Scott scored the lone touchdown in this contest, a 96-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. Scott also filled in for an injured Cedric Benson in the second half, rushing for 33 yards on 13 carries and catching one pass for 21 yards.

Key Stat

Roethlisberger was sacked four times, including twice by DE Jonathan Fanene. The Steelers' quarterback has now been brought down 27 times in nine games this season.


The Bengals swept the season series with the Steelers for the first time since 1998. ... Cincinnati is 5-0 vs. division opponents and 4-0 on the road this season. ... Pittsburgh's loss snaps a five-game winning streak; it was also the team's first loss at home this season. ... Steelers safety Troy Polamalu left the game in the first quarter with a left knee injury and did not return. ... Benson did not play in the second half due to a right hip injury. ... Bengals DE Frostee Rucker recorded an interception, giving Cincinnati nine interceptions in its last five games. ... The Steelers have allowed three kickoff returns for touchdowns in their last four games.

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