The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals met for the first time in 2018 http://www.steelerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-joe-haden-jersey , and the two teams both need this win in Week 6 for various reasons. At Paul Brown Stadium, the Steelers entered the game in the cellar of the AFC North division, while the Bengals sat atop the division, looking down on their counterparts. A win for both teams would be huge. A Pittsburgh victory would allow them right back into the division race, but a Cincinnati win would just extend their lead over the rest of the division.After both teams were forced to punt on their opening drives, the Bengals were able to turn their second possession into the first points of the game. After a poor Jordan Berry punt, Andy Dalton and Joe Mixon orchestrated a stellar drive which resulted in a Tyler Boyd two-yard strike to put Cincinnati up 7-0 with 4:36 left in the first quarter.The Steelers answered the Cincinnati touchdown with an impressive touchdown drive of their own. After huge third down conversions to both JuJu Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown, it was James Conner who plunged into the endzone to start the second quarter to tie the game 7-7 with 14:33 left in the half.The back-and-forth half continued between these two teams. Punts and passes dropped were the norm for both sides, but it was Pittsburgh who tacked on the next points after the Ben Roethlisberger to Vance McDonald connection heated up with just over 5 minutes left in the half.After a tremendous reception by JuJu Smith-Schuster to rip the ball away from Bengals defender Darqueze Dennard, it set up the Steelers’ offense at the one foot line. James Conner would do the rest for his second touchdown of the day. Chris Boswell made the point-after to give Pittsburgh a 14-7 lead with 1:07 left in the half.Rather than kicking the football out of the endzone, Boswell left it in play and Alex Erickson returned it 43 yards to near midfield on the ensuing kickoff. Dalton did the rest by shredding the Pittsburgh secondary before hitting Tyler Boyd for another touchdown, tying the score at 14 heading into halftime.To open the second half Alejandro Villanueva Jersey , Erickson again gave the Bengals’ offense tremendous field position. However, Cincinnati was unable to do anything with the football and was forced to punt the ball back to Pittsburgh for their first possession of the half. Roethlisberger continued to do damage on the Cincinnati defense, this time by way of Xavier Grimble and James Conner, but after a Conner 25 yard run got the offense to the one-yard line, Pittsburgh was stopped on three straight plays and had to settle for a Boswell chip shot field goal. After several punts by both teams, and the score 17-14, it seemed as if the team who had the football last, or who punched one in for a touchdown, would be leaving Paul Brown Stadium with the ‘W’. With 9:20 to play in the fourth quarter Pittsburgh received the football and Antonio Brown showed up in a big way when it mattered most.However, despite the big play, the Cincinnati defense stoned the offense in the red-zone for the second time in the half, forcing Chris Boswell into action again. Boswell’s field goal was good http://www.steelerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-jon-bostic-jersey , making the score 20-14 with 3:32 left in the fourth quarter.Dalton and company had plenty of time to move the ball down the field, and they did just that, working inside Pittsburgh territory prior to the two-minute warning. After a strike to AJ Green moved the ball into the red-zone, Joe Mixon got into the endzone from two-yards out to tie the game. Randy Bullock’s point-after gave Cincinnati the 21-20 lead with 1:18 left in regulation.The Steelers had all three of their timeouts, and plenty of time remaining to be able to march down the field and give Boswell the chance to redeem his poor start to the season with a game-winning field goal. After two big completions to JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Steelers were within Boswell’s field goal range, but they didn’t need it when Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown on a run-pass-option and he scampered into the endzone for the touchdown. A Smith-Schuster two-point conversion made the score 28-21, and that score held as the final.The Steelers win moves their record to 3-2-1 and inject themselves right back into the AFC North race as they head into their bye week.NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Steelers free fall out of the Top 10 of rankings The only consistent aspect of the Pittsburgh Steelers are their many inconsistencies.After an opening week tie with the Cleveland Browns, followed by a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Steelers had shown it all — amazing offense, head-scratching play calling and shoddy defense Cheap Artie Burns Jersey , among others.Needless to say, the Steelers experienced a precipitous drop in the weekly NFL Power Rankings because of their poor play which resulted in a 0-1-1 record heading into Week 3. However, a 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football had the Steelers on the rise. After their 26-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football, the Pittsburgh roller coaster is again on the decline.In reality, these rankings mean nothing, but they’re great for conversation and debate. This week, the Steelers saw themselves claw their way back into the Top 10.With a Week 5 matchup with Atlanta Falcons looming, the Steelers will be looking for their first home win of the season and they need to put up a good performance if they aim to resurrect their rankings status.Check out the rankings, and let us know what you think in the comment section below!ESPN1. Los Angeles Rams2. Kansas City Chiefs3. Jacksonville Jaguars4. New Orleans Saints5. New England Patriots6. Philadelphia Eagles7. Baltimore Ravens8. Cincinnati Bengals9. Green Bay Packers10. Chicago Bears…15. Pittsburgh Steelers“Rookie snaps leader: Terrell Edmunds, 242 snaps out of 282 (85.8 percent). The DB out of Virginia Tech has picked up his production the past two weeks, compiling seven tackles and a fumble recovery against the Ravens and an interception in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.”USA Today1. Los Angeles Rams2. Kansas City Chiefs3. New Orleans Saints4. Jacksonville Jaguars5. New England Patriots6. Los Angeles Chargers7. Carolina Panthers8. Cincinnati Bengals9. Baltimore Ravens10. Washington Redskins…16. Pittsburgh Steelers“Good as James Conner has been, Le’Veon Bell’s ongoing absence(for now?) puts too much burden on Big Ben http://www.steelerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-bud-dupree-jersey , who’s on track for 744 passes.”SB Nation1 Los Angeles Rams2 Kansas City Chiefs3 Jacksonville Jaguars4 New Orleans Saints5 Carolina Panthers6 Cincinnati Bengals7 Baltimore Ravens8 New England Patriots9 Philadelphia Eagles10 Green Bay Packers…19. Pittsburgh SteelersNFL.com1. Los Angeles Rams2. Kansas City Chiefs3. Jacksonville Jaguars4. New Orleans Saints5. Carolina Panthers6. New England Patriots7. Cincinnati Bengals8. Green Bay Packers9. Chicago Bears10. Baltimore Ravens…16. Pittsburgh Steelers“What we’ve all gleaned from the Steelers’ season thus far is that if Ben Roethlisberger is off, Pittsburgh doesn’t win. Despite having a few talented starters, the defense has been riddled by opposing quarterbacks. Even in the fourth quarter of their ”Sunday Night Football” matchup, when the Ravens were settling for field goals, Baltimore was marching right down the field with a mix of runs and intermediate throws. The Steeler defense couldn’t keep the Ravens off the field, while Pittsburgh’s offense couldn’t stay on it. All is not lost yet. Nonetheless, there is little question that the Le’Veon Bell situation has been a distraction. Is Pittsburgh headed to 8-8?”
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