The AFC North clash between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers was a showcase of two teams headed in the opposite direction.   After a 10-10 first half, the Steelers proved no match for a younger and more athletic Bengals squad which cruised to a 20-10 win.

 

The Bengals speedy rookie RB Giovani Bernard scored two TDs on the night, the first of which was set up by fellow rookie TE Tyler Eifert's 61-yard catch.   These Bengal cubs can play football!
 
The Bengal defense stuffed the Steeler run game and put heavy pressure on QB Ben Roethlisberger all night long. The Steelers fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2002 while the Bengals improved to 1-1.