Bernard Balls Out, Helps Give Steelers Third Straight Loss

Giovanni Bernard

Well, this was a much closer game than we all expected. Ryan Finley was absolutely balling tonight and kept the Steelers’ defense on their toes all game long. He threw for one touchdown and rushed in for a 23-yard touchdown to help Cincinnati pull off the upset against the 11-2 Steelers with a 27-17 win. Giovani Bernard also helped lead the way on offense with 83 yards rushing, one rushing touchdown, and receiving touchdown. Are these Steelers the most overrated team to start 11-0 in recent memory?

Despite the win, the Bengals didn’t move up or down in the draft as they stay locked in at the number three spot. This loss is huge for Pittsburgh as they form to the number three seed and Buffalo slides up to number two. Big Ben looked more confident in the second half, but his first-half struggles were too much to overcome in the end.

The Steelers move on next week to host the 10-4 Indianapolis Colts while the Bengals head to Houston to play the 4-10 Texans. This is the Steelers’ third straight loss and now opens the door for a potentially crucial game in week 17 against Cleveland for the division title and a home playoff game. Week 16 can’t come soon enough.

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