The Steelers had a 29-14 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field, and improved to 5-2 and are unbeaten in the division. The Steelers have a two-game lead in the AFC North over Baltimore (3-4).
The Steelers are tied for the top record in the AFC and own the tiebreaker with Kansas City (5-2).
Le’Veon Bell rushed for 134 yards on 35 carries and had 192 yards from scrimmage.
Ben Roethlisberger, completed 14 of 24 passes for 224 yards and two first-half touchdowns to Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Roethlisberger’s 117.4 passer rating was a season high.
The defense had a near-perfect second half, pitching in with four sacks in the fourth quarter. Cornerbacks Joe Haden and William Gay had interceptions of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
The special teams even chipped in with a fake punt. Robert Golden lobbed a pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey that covered 44 yards and set up Boswell’s fifth field goal.
The Steelers finished with 420 yards, but because they were 1 of 6 inside the red zone, the outcome was much closer than the stats showed.