Bengals Ride Big First Half to Win Over Steelers

CINCINNATI(AP) – Giovani Bernard scored two first-half touchdowns after turnovers and the Cincinnati Bengals held on to stun the badly slumping Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.

The Bengals put the Steelers in a 17-0 first-half hole and then survived a rally by the Steelers, who lost their third straight after 11 straight wins to start the season.

The Steelers have already earned a playoff spot and could have wrapped up the AFC North with a win.

The Steelers got the ball back with 2:17 left in the game but four incomplete passes by Ben Roethlisberger all but finished it for Pittsburgh.

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