Steelers Defense Controls Bengals In 27-10 Win

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh's dominating defense limited Cincinnati to just 208 total yards and 11 first downs in a 27-10 win over the Bengals.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for one touchdown and ran for another to help the Steelers improve to 9-3 atop the AFC North. Heath Miller and Gary Russell scored the other Pittsburgh touchdowns.

Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bengals on an 11-play, 69-yard scoring drive in the first quarter and capped it with an 11-yard pass to Glenn Holt. But the Cincinnati offense failed to record a first down in seven of its next eight possessions.

The Bengals deactivated receiver Chad Ocho Cinco prior to the game for violating a team rule.

(Copyright 2008 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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