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Bengals Fall 23-7 Against Pittsburgh - Game Recap

Hines Ward caught 8 passes for 115 yards against the Cincinnati defense as Pittsburgh handed the Bengals a 23-7 loss on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 40.5.

Ben Roethlisberger completed 21 of 33 pass attempts for 258 yards and 0 TDs for the Steelers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Cedric Benson rushed for 19 yards for Cincinnati, while Bernard Scott added 15 yards. Carson Palmer threw for 178 yards for the Bengals, while receivers Chad Ochocinco and Cedric Benson had 71 and 26 yards respectively.

Pittsburgh outgained Cincinnati 354-190 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-14 by the Steelers.

Pittsburgh led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 34:31/25:29 split in that important category.

Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jets. The Bengals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Cleveland.