NFL Game Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals

25 December, 2023

In a highly anticipated AFC North matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers shocked spectators by dominating the Cincinnati Bengals, leading from start to finish.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 23, 2023, 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Location: TBD

Final Score

Pittsburgh Steelers: 34

Cincinnati Bengals: 11

Quarterly Breakdown

Pittsburgh Steelers

First Quarter: 7

Second Quarter: 17

Third Quarter: 7

Fourth Quarter: 3

Total Points: 34

Cincinnati Bengals

First Quarter: 0

Second Quarter: 0

Third Quarter: 11

Fourth Quarter: 0

Total Points: 11

Game Highlights

Major plays from the game included:

  1. 10:45′ of First Quarter: George Pickens 86 Yd pass from Mason Rudolph (Chris Boswell Kick) – Pittsburgh Steelers, Score: 7 – 0
  2. 14:21′ of Second Quarter: Calvin Austin III 7 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) – Pittsburgh Steelers, Score: 14 – 0
  3. 7:06′ of Second Quarter: Najee Harris 3 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) – Pittsburgh Steelers, Score: 21 – 0
  4. 11:11′ of Third Quarter: Tee Higgins 80 Yd pass from Jake Browning (Jake Browning Pass to Joe Mixon for Two-Point Conversion) – Cincinnati Bengals, Score: 24 – 8
  5. 9:38′ of Third Quarter: George Pickens 66 Yd pass from Mason Rudolph (Chris Boswell Kick) – Pittsburgh Steelers, Score: 31 – 8
  6. 0:00′ of Second Quarter: Chris Boswell 50 Yd Field Goal – Pittsburgh Steelers, Score: 24 – 0
  7. 0:00′ of Third Quarter: Evan McPherson 35 Yd Field Goal – Cincinnati Bengals, Score: 31 – 11
  8. 6:57′ of Fourth Quarter: Chris Boswell 30 Yd Field Goal – Pittsburgh Steelers, Score: 34 – 11

Team Performance

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers put on a stunning performance with a total of 397 yards, 16 first downs, and zero turnovers. The passing game was absolutely dominant, with a total of 284 yards, and seven successful completions out of 27 attempts. Their rushing game was also notable with 113 yards on 30 attempts.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals struggled to keep up with the high-powered Steelers offense, managing only 368 total yards and 17 first downs. Their passing game tallied a total of 309 yards, while their rushing game added 59 yards. The Bengals’ offensive efforts were hindered by three turnovers, which contributed to their disappointing point total.

Injury Report

Key injuries from the matchup included a handful from both sides. The Steelers saw players Keanu Neal, Kenny Pickett, Trenton Thompson, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Kwon Alexander, Cole Holcomb, and Renell Wren sidelined due to various injuries. The Bengals also suffered from the losses of Tycen Anderson, Cam Taylor-Britt, Joe Burrow, Devonnsha Maxwell, and Devin Cochran.

Division Standings

With this victory, the Pittsburgh Steelers moved up to the 4th spot, while the Cincinnati Bengals dropped to the 3rd spot in the AFC North Division.

Upcoming Games

The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to continue their winning momentum in their next matchup in week 17, while the Cincinnati Bengals will seek to bounce back in their next game.


The Steelers proved too powerful for the Bengals in an extraordinarily one-sided matchup. This win could potentially boost the Steelers’ standing in the AFC North, while the Bengals will certainly be looking to make a strong comeback in their upcoming games.

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