The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

October 22, 2012

Depleted Steelers beat Bengals 24-17


The Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.

Shaun Suisham kicked field goals of 42, 47 and 42 yards, and the Steelers clamped down on Cincinnati’s Dalton-to-Green connection, holding it to one completion.

The Steelers (3-3) won on the road for the first time this season and improved to 12-2 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (3-4) fell to 0-6 the last two seasons against Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Andy Dalton’s interception set up Roethlisberger’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller and a tying 2-point conversion to the tight end with 24 seconds left in the half.

Roethlisberger was 27 of 37 for 278 yards, leading an offense missing its top two running backs and two offensive linemen to injury. Jonathan Dwyer ran 17 times for 122 yards.



Steelers-Bengals Stats

Pittsburgh    3    11    3    7    —    24

Cincinnati    7    7    3    0    —    17

First Quarter

Pit—FG Suisham 42, 10:26.

Cin—Peerman 5 run (Nugent kick), 2:17.

Second Quarter

Cin—Green 8 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 8:29.

Pit—FG Suisham 47, 3:07.

Pit—Miller 9 pass from Roethlisberger (Miller pass from Roethlisberger), :24.

Third Quarter

Cin—FG Nugent 48, 11:09.

Pit—FG Suisham 42, 8:17.

Fourth Quarter

Pit—Rainey 11 run (Suisham kick), 14:16.

A—63,411.

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    Pit    Cin

First downs    22    11

Total Net Yards    431    185

Rushes-yards    29-167    21-80

Passing    264    105

Punt Returns    3-10    1-5

Kickoff Returns    4-122    5-134

Interceptions Ret.    1-11    1-0

Comp-Att-Int    27-38-1    14-28-1

Sacked-Yards Lost    3-14    0-0

Punts    3-40.0    6-51.8

Fumbles-Lost    1-1    0-0

Penalties-Yards    5-50    2-20

Time of Possession    37:30    22:30



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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Dwyer 17-122, Rainey 4-17, A.Brown 2-13, Wallace 2-7, W.Johnson 1-5, B.Batch 2-4, Roethlisberger 1-(minus 1). Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 18-69, Sanu 1-7, Peerman 1-5, Dalton 1-(minus 1).

PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 27-37-1-278, A.Brown 0-1-0-0. Cincinnati, Dalton 14-28-1-105.

RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Wallace 8-52, A.Brown 7-96, Miller 6-53, Sanders 2-40, Cotchery 1-20, Rainey 1-8, Paulson 1-7, W.Johnson 1-2. Cincinnati, Whalen 4-31, Sanu 3-27, Gresham 3-19, Hawkins 2-17, Green 1-8, Tate 1-3.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.