4:15 PM ET, September 27, 2009
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Bengals end Steelers' Cincy dominance as TD in final seconds caps 20-point rally
CINCINNATI -- Sam Cooke's song "A Change is Gonna Come" played on a continuous loop in the Cincinnati Bengals' locker room, providing the musical score for a groundbreaking win.In five frenetic minutes, the Bengals earned some legitimacy and won back their town.
• The Bengals snapped an eight-game home losing streak (playoffs included) against the Steelers. It was also the first win in their last six meetings overall for the Bengals.
• Sunday was Ben Roethlisberger's first loss in the state of Ohio as Pittsburgh's starting QB (now 11-1).
• The Bengals are now 5-1 in their last six games overall dating back to last season.
• Roethlisberger has thrown at least one interception for five straight regular-season games. In that span, he has five TDs and seven INTs.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
It was Roethlisberger's first loss as a Steelers QB in his native state of Ohio. He had been 11-0 in Cleveland and Cincinnati. ... Ward became the first Steeler to have 10,000 yards in catches during his career. ... Steelers rookie WR Mike Wallace had seven catches for a career-high 102 yards. ... Bengals rookie LB Rey Maualuga was carted off the field with a left knee injury in the second half, but returned to the field a series later.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.2||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-4||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|FG||6:59||Jeff Reed 19 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 79 yds, 6:25
|TD||1:14||Willie Parker 27 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 64 yds, 4:26
|FG||12:48||Jeff Reed 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 55 yds, 2:03
|FG||0:03||Shayne Graham 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 49 yds, 1:06
|TD||13:44||Johnathan Joseph 30 Yard Interception Return (Shayne Graham Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, -5 yds, 1:25
|TD||3:04||Ben Roethlisberger 1 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 75 yds, 6:43
|TD||9:20||Cedric Benson 23 Yard Run (Carson Palmer Pass to Andre Caldwell For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 85 yds, 3:31
|TD||0:18||Andre Caldwell 4 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Carson Palmer Pass to Brian Leonard For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 16 plays, 71 yds, 5:00