Dick Lebeau (Bengals Defensive backs coach and Defensive Coordinator 1980-91; Steelers Defensive backs coach and Defensive Coordinator 1992-96; Bengals Defensive Coordinator 1997-2000; Bengals Head Coach 2000-2002; Steelers Defensive Coordinator 2004-14). Check out the 2015 AFC Wild Card crazy ending between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals!The NFL Throwback is your home for all … This play didn’t just break the Bengals backs, it also prefigured the end-around wide receiver option play that famously broke the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. This game, along with an earlier Bengals' win in Cincinnati, were the only two losses for the then-4–2 Steelers, as they eventually finished 9–7, missing the playoffs for the first time since 1971.[2]. I’ve long suspected that, if they’d have been at anywhere near full-strength in those playoffs, they’d have been unstoppable. Steelers win game in Cincinnati despite not scoring any offensive touchdowns. Still, Steelers fans can easily point to an all-time 58-35 record in their favor when they beat their chest on history, pointing to … However, the Bengals would win the rematch in Cincinnati 34–7 during a 7-game winning streak that pushed the Bengals to the division championship. Given one last chance, Ben Roethlisberger did his best Roy Hobbs, coming back out onto the field for the game winning drive. Founded in 1966, the Bengals can’t be compared with the Steelers in raw win totals. That should not be the case against a Bengals’ offense averaging just 10 points per game over the last five contests. STEELERS ALL-TIME PLAYOFF HISTORY The Steelers have a decorated postseason history including making it to eight Super Bowls, winning six of them, including four in six years. Immediately following the Bengals' six-game winning streak, Pittsburgh won eight straight meetings from 1991–1994. This isn’t going to end well for Houshmandzadeh. From there, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell made the game-winning field goal from 35 yards. Following a division sealing victory in week 13, Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh wiped his cleats on a terrible towel on the sidelines, to the chagrin of Steelers Nation. The Steelers are 11th best all time winning percentage; the Bengals are 27th. Enter the Cincinnati Bengals. on Chad's heels: Bengals WR A.J. Despite outgaining the Bengals by 100 yards, the Steelers could not reach the end zone. However, as part of the AFL-NFL merger, the two teams were placed in the AFC Central division along with the NFL's Cleveland Browns and the AFL's Houston Oilers. The Steelers would also win six straight games from 1974–1977. BENGALS 1985 h 24 37 [L] 1985 21 26 [L] 1986 22 24 [L] 1986 h 30 9 [W] 1987 h … ET, ESPN/ESPN App). The Steelers would go on to win Super Bowl XL that season. So why include it here? One bright spot for the Bengals occurred in their 1979 meeting in Cincinnati. Bengals quarterback A.J. To counter their own weak offense, Mike Tomlin and Randy Fichtner insert a package of wildcat plays featuring Jaylen Samuels and Conner taking direct snaps and pitching shovel-passes that effectively cleared running room through the Bengals D. It worked, as Samuels completed a pass, caught a pass, and ran for a touchdown, the Steelers defense flatlined Cincinnati, and the Steelers emerged with a blowout victory and some momentum to turn around their season. They aren’t always the champs, but they’re always competitive. The Steelers … Pittsburgh Steelers Franchise Encyclopedia. Although the Steelers have dropped two straight games since, they can still lock up the AFC North on Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. Below is a list of the Steelers all-time playoff results: 2020 Playoffs Wild Card (1/9/21) vs. Cleveland Browns - L, 48-37 (Recap | Gamebook | Highlights | Photos) 2017 Playoffs Division (1/14/18) vs… ET via Monday Night Countdown . In the late-season rematch, the Steelers ran out to a 24-3 lead and then held on for the convincing victory. Cincinnati sits at 21st. This is also partly due to their offensive struggles allowing opposing teams to remain two-dimensional offensively. Date and Start Time: The Bengals vs. Steelers Monday Night Football game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. STEELERS ALL-TIME PLAYOFF HISTORY. The Green Bay Packers can pass the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL record books with a win in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Harrison moved down the division to Cincinnati, where he had a pedestrian season as a defensive end, and retired. Pittsburgh : 1976. Steelers' win in Cincinnati knocks the Bengals out of playoff contention; was also, Steelers win eighth straight game in Cincinnati. To date, this is the only time the Bengals led the series. An early-season Super Bowl favorite after their 15-1 season the year before, the Steelers had famously endured a three game losing streak mid-season, falling to 7-5 on the year, and the cusp of playoff elimination. The Steelers are the #2 team in the NFL this millennium. The Steelers won four Super Bowls during these six years. The Steelers last lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on a Monday night away game on September 16th, 2013, where Pittsburgh was defeated 20-10. The Bengals–Steelers rivalry is a National Football League (NFL) rivalry between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 65-35; STREAKS: Steelers have won past 10; LAST GAME: 11/15/20: Bengals 10 at Steelers 36; LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/24/19: Steelers 16, Bengals … This must have been a devastating blow for the Bengals. Which remaining team are Steelers fans pulling for on Championship Weekend? The Bengals were utterly surprised, and Wilson was open by fifteen yards. If you look at Coach Austin’s career, he seems oddly destined to work with the Steelers at some point. But they also have nine losing seasons – 2019 will be the tenth season under .500 in only 20 years. David Kohl/USA TODAY Sports The state of both franchises hasn’t dissipated the distaste for the rivals. In a 2017 game, the Bengals took a 17–0 lead, but the Steelers outscored them 23–3 the rest of the game for 23–20 win. All-Time Records: Pittsburgh 664-583-22 (.532) Cincinnati 362-441- 4 (.451) Founded in 1966, the Bengals can’t be compared with the Steelers in raw win totals. We dey!” chant in the locker room after defeating Bengals in the 2005 playoffs, Cincinnati : Sam Wyche telling the Cincinnati crowd to stop throwing snow balls onto the field in 1990: “You don’t live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati!”, Pittsburgh – 9w (including 2015 playoffs), Pittsburgh – 9 games (2015-19)Cincinnati – 6 games (1988-90). Steelers vs. Bengals all time record: 66-35-0 Steelers vs. Bengals (at home): 34-16-0 Last match result: 16-10 Steelers (2019) Notable offseason additions: CB … Both teams drafted franchise quarterbacks in the early-to-mid 2000s. Because of the 1982 NFL Players Strike, the game in Cincinnati that season was cancelled. There was also controversy surrounding the next play when Burfict pointed at JuJu Smith-Schuster and told him "You're next. on Chad's heels: Bengals WR A.J. The Bengals face off against the Steelers for the 11th time overall and the seventh time in California. The split series may indicate a passing of the torch in the AFC Central, as the Bengals would go to the Super Bowl two years in the future. McCarron, starting for an injured Dalton, led the Bengals to 16 straight points. They lead the all-time series 67-35. Brown, who was named as an All-Pro for the first time that season, racked up 212 all-purpose yards, including 128 receiving yards, while helping lead … ET via Monday Night Countdown . They would go on to win three AFC titles and two Super Bowls over the next five years. Though the teams have played twice a season for 49 years, it’s hard to imagine a more consequential game than this one. This team was special – a spectacular offense and a scrappy, courageous defense. When Jones threw across the middle and Burfict (of all people) made an interception, the Bengals just needed to run out the clock. The Steelers dominated the game for three quarters, leading the Bengals 15-0 when Burfict drove his knee into Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder on the ground, separating his shoulder and forcing him from the game (at which point, Bengals fans threw trash at the injury cart). [NOTE: The Sept. 15, 1983 game was played on Thursday night but covered by the Monday Night crew and considered in the all-time record] SEASON The Steelers set a new NFL sack streak record at 70 consecutive games in the loss to Buffalo, but it was their lone sack of the day. Super Bowls Won: 6 (8 Appearances) Championships Won *: 6 All-time Passing Leader: Ben Roethlisberger 5,050/7,838, 60,348 yds, 396 TD All-time Rushing Leader: Franco Harris 2,881 att, 11,950 yds, 91 TD All-time Receiving Leader: Hines Ward 1,000 rec, 12,083 yds, 85 TD Pittsburgh 664-583-22 (.532)Cincinnati 362-441- 4 (.451). Landry Jones entered and immediately the Bengals pitched a comeback, taking the lead late in the fourth. Finally, in Cincinnati, as Defensive Coordinator, he met the Steelers twice last year as well (going 0-2 this time). This is when Ryan Shazier refused to go down quietly. That’s a lot of interaction. We explain what that means... 6 Steelers whose cap savings highly outweighs their dead money if released in 2021. The Bengals have been crushed by the Steelers recently. Seasons: 88 (1933 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 648-570-22 Playoff Record: 36-26 Super Bowls Won: 6 (8 Appearances) Championships Won *: 6 . Their winning percentage, however, can. Veteran backup Jon Kitna entered the game instead and played valiantly, but the Steelers were clearly the superior team. On the pass, though, Steeler (and former Bengal) defensive end, Kimo Von Olhoffen rolled up on Palmer’s knee, tearing his ACL and ending his season. [3] Combined with a 20–0 victory earlier in the season, the Steelers did not allow a touchdown to the Bengals in either of their two meetings that year.[4]. Thus, the Bengals and Steelers have played each other twice every season since (except the strike-shortened 1982 campaign). The arrivals of Steven Nelson and especially Minkah Fitzpatrick are certainly factors in that leap, as is a second year with Bradley, but let’s not overlook the other new face: Teryl Austin. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is 3-12 in his career against the Steelers. Again, the quarterback to manage that was Mark Malone in … ET on December 21. Two highlights: Leading late in the game, Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt dialed up a flea flicker to Cedrick Wilson (remember him?). The Steelers to score 24 unanswered points to defeat the Bengals, 31–17. Prior to 1970, the Steelers were members of the NFL and the Bengals were part of the AFL. Against the Steelers, the Bengals are 2-6. Record (W-L-T): 643-556-21 Playoff Record: 36-26. The Steelers won the only meeting of the year in Pittsburgh, 26-20 in overtime. The Bengals closed the gap of the Steelers' lead throughout the 1980s. The Steelers were led by their "Steel Curtain" defense, as they held the Bengals to 17 points or less during ten of the twelve meetings during this stretch. [1], On October 12, 1980, the Bengals defeated the Steelers 17–16 at Three Rivers Stadium, snapping the Steelers' 18-game home winning streak and their undefeated 10–0 record at home against the Bengals. He was hired away to coordinate the celebrated Baltimore Ravens defense from 1996-2001, and (after a year in Washington), he amazingly replaced Lebeau as head coach in Cincinnati from 2003-18. Well we know they can because the last time these two teams played, the Steelers won by 26 points. Writers’ Picks: Steelers Week 15 matchup vs. Cincinnati Bengals by Jordan Newman Steelers must fix their major issues against the Bengals by Devan Penman All-Time Lists Pittsburgh : L.C. The Steelers dominated the series in the early 2000s as they were perennial playoff contenders, while the Bengals finished near the bottom of the league. The Cincinnati Bengals have a record of 20-30 versus the Steelers at home all-time. On November 30, 1992, the Steelers sacked Bengals quarterback David Klingler ten times, one short of the single-game NFL record, en route to a 21–9 Steelers win. Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff History. Green has 65 career TD catches, and stands one shy of tying former Bengals WR Chad Johnson (66) for the team's all-time lead. I wrote game-notes on this one at the time (LINK), so I’ll refrain from going through it again (I could go all day on this one). Because Bill Cohwer famously rang up a 110-1-1 record when leading by over ten points in the fourth quarter. All-time Rushing Leader: Franco Harris 2,881 att, 11,950 yds, 91 TD . Score, Pittsburgh Offense........284 (28th).......203 (27th)........81 (27th).......20.0 (20th)Cincinnati Defense.......425 (32nd).......258 (24th).....167 (32nd).......27.6 (28th), Cincinnati Offense........309 (27th).........229 (17th).....81 (28th).......14.7 (30th)Pittsburgh Defense........328 (12th)........223 (9th)....105 (16th).......20.2 (13th), James Harrison (Steelers 2004-12, 2014-17 / signed as free agent with Bengals 2013). When a man coaches for 41 years, he’s likely to collect paychecks from a number of organizations, but the bulk of Lebeau’s career was spent jumping between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. In the 70s Steelers last Super Bowl year, the Bengals series featured a wild swing. Steelers vs. NFL Opponents (All-Time Record: 599-546-21) ARIZONA CARDINALS ATLANTA FALCONS BALTIMORE RAVENS BUFFALO BILLS + Playoff Bowl • * ... STEELERS. Pittsburgh : Terry BradshawCincinnati : Chris Collinsworth. … Date and Start Time: The Bengals vs. Steelers Monday Night Football game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. Going to the ground, he lateraled to Deshea Townshend, who nearly missed the ball, causing a scuffle to recover the fumble. The Eagles only have a winning overall record against Steelers, Saints, Giants, and Rams on their 2020 schedule. The Bengals themselves clocked up 13 penalties for 173 yards. Steelers lose. The Steelers won 31-17. Hill got the call on the first play from scrimmage after the pick. In Cincinnati, he went 0-7 in the playoffs over sixteen seasons. The Bengals are 20th. In 2018, Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a come-from behind 28–21 win with a late touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. The Packers and Steelers are currently tied with 36 all-time NFL playoff wins, the second-most behind the New England Patriots, who have 37. The Steelers will face the Cleveland Browns Week 6 at Heinz Field. The Steelers have won 11 straight games in this matchup (including postseason). Steelers win. The Packers and Steelers are currently tied with 36 all-time NFL playoff wins, the second-most behind the New England Patriots, who have 37. Bengals clinch playoff spot with win in Pittsburgh. Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Prediction and Preview. In the first contest, Cincinnati scored touchdowns on special teams and defense, en route to a 24 point route. The teams' second postseason meeting occurred in the 2015 AFC Wild Card game in Cincinnati. "JuJu Smith-Schuster, George Iloka each suspended for one game", "Vontaze Burfict fined $112k for hits vs. Steelers", https://www.apnews.com/d3e2b0e2dd5b437a937575933d53452e, "Bengals at Steelers final score: Pittsburgh rides ground game, defense in 27-3 rout of hapless rivals", "You don't live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati! This is the sixth in a 13-part weekly series examing the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers versus their 2020 opponents. Both teams are members of the American Football Conference North division (formerly the AFC Central). Coach Dad was a Hall of Fame player himself and one of the great defensive minds of the age – an architect of the zone blitz in the 70s and 80s, perhaps the most effective scheme for combatting the new West Coast offenses of the age. Steelers win 11 straight meetings (2015–20). Series History: Steelers vs. Bengals Dec 02, 2014 at 09:59 PM. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Podcast: Don’t fret over the Haskins signing, Steelers fans. Bengals were playoff qualifiers seven times this century, including five years in a row from 2010-15 (though they didn’t win a single postseason game). So every week for the rest of the year, I’ll post a retrospective preview, considering the two teams and setting up for the upcoming game. The game in Cincinnati marked Roethlisberger's first loss in his home state of Ohio, having previously been 10–0 at Cincinnati and Cleveland. God I hate Vontaze Burfict. I’m sure Bengals fans will grind their teeth forever about Palmer’s injury (and rightfully so, I suppose), but the Steelers proved to be the best team in the NFL that year, beating the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seeds in the AFC (all on the road), as well as the 1st and 2nd seeds in the NFC, over their season-ending eight game winning streak. For the first time since 2002, the Browns have a chance to sweep the Bengals in the Battle of Ohio and are currently 5-0 vs. "animal" teams this season. This was the one loss. Super Bowl era series records : Pittsburgh Steelers(H) 67-36 against Cincinnati Bengals(A) Streaks: All games: All time : Wins : 11 games - 2015/12/13 .. 2020/11/15 Losses : 6 games - 1988/09/18 .. 1990/12/02 Current : Losses : 1 game - 2020/12/21 Home games: All time : Wins : 10 games - 1970/11/02 .. 1979/12/02 … However, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier would force Bengals running back Jeremy Hill to fumble and the Steelers recovered the loose ball. Cincinnati ultimately won the division, but the Steelers won the day. Marvin Lewis (Steelers Linebackers coach 1992-95; Bengals Head Coach 2003-18). This Steelers team went 13-3 and took the AFC’s #1 seed into the playoffs. The Steelers built a 15–0 after three quarters, however Roethlisberger had left the game due to an injury. The Steelers look to defend their perfect 8-0 record with the Bengals coming off of a bye week. Shazier had earlier forced a fumble with a violent hit on Giovanni Bernard, after which Jeremy Hill charged Shazier, looking for a fight. The Bengals opened Paul Brown Stadium in 2000 and the Steelers opened Heinz Field. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine … The Bengals all-time winningest coach worked alongside and under Lebeau in Pittsburgh from 1992-95 (both were on Bill Cowher’s first staff). The curse of the Terrible Towel. Then he was the Secondary Coach of the Baltimore Ravens from 2011-13, posting a 4-2 record against the Steelers (note: in 2014, when Austin left to coach in Detroit, Ben Roethlisberger lit up the Ravens secondary for six touchdowns in a 43-23 blowout). Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor fell to 4-22-1 as an NFL head coach on Sunday after his team’s 19-17 loss to the New York Giants. The Steelers are the winningest team in the NFL since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger. Three weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were undefeated at 11-0 and appeared unbeatable in the 2020 NFL season. Fun trivia note: Dick Lebeau was the opposing coach. 54-55 Last Time Out 56-62 Steelers-Bengals Series History 63 NFL Rankings History 64 Steeler In Domes 65-66 Rushing Combinations 67-68 Receiving Combinations 69 … If Ben Roethlisberger decides to hang up his cleats, the Steelers should attempt to trade TJ Watt to the Houston Texans for Deshaun Watson. Teryl Austin (Bengals Defensive Coordinator, 2018; Steelers Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, 2019). Bengals take first and, to date, only lead in the overall series. The Steelers defeated the Bengals in their first meeting, 21–10 at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. The Steelers will face the Cleveland Browns Week 6 at Heinz Field. If they’d lost this game, it’s fair to ask what would have come of that mini-dynasty, as well as Bill Cowher’s legacy as Steelers coach, and Ben Roethlisberger’s and Jerome Bettis’s reputations. The Cincinnati Bengals have a record of 20-30 versus the Steelers at home all-time. Steelers score 36 unanswered points after trailing 31–13 in the 3rd quarter in Cincinnati. This week's game marks the 88th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will meet in the regular season and the 44th time in Cincinnati, where the Steelers hold a five game advantage....the two teams will meet for the 20th time … The two teams met twice in the postseason, with the Steelers winning both games after the 2005 and 2015 seasons. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: A Complete History of the Rivalry, There could be a Watt Family Reunion this season, in Houston. On an incomplete pass to Antonio Brown, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was flagged for unnecessary roughness on a brutal and concussing blow to Brown's head; the hit subsequently led to the suspension of Burfict for the first three games of 2016. The Bengals drafted Carson Palmer first overall in 2003, while the Steelers selected Ben Roethlisberger in the first round the following year. STEELERS ALL-TIME PLAYOFF HISTORY The Steelers have a decorated postseason history including making it to eight Super Bowls, winning six of them, including four in six years. Steelers win 7 straight meetings in Cincinnati (2014–19). Pittsburgh Steelers lead series 67-36-0 Steelers commit nine turnovers in loss at Cincinnati. Fast Facts is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game, including odds, records, things to watch for, and how to watch/listen to the game. A.J. For the first time since 2002, the Browns have a chance to sweep the Bengals in the Battle of Ohio and are currently 5-0 vs. "animal" teams this season. SERIES RECORD -- Steelers lead 57-35. The Cincinnati Bengals are 36-65 versus the Steelers all-time. Included are results in regular season and postseason games. While the Bengals are 2-8-1 this season, it’s Taylor’s all-time pace that should really raise some eyebrows now. The Eagles only have a winning overall record against Steelers, Saints, Giants, and Rams on their 2020 schedule. AFL-NFL merger. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bengals–Steelers_rivalry&oldid=997302241, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [4] In their second game that season, the Bengals had a 31–13 lead in the third quarter, but the Steelers scored 36 unanswered points to win 49–31. But I’ll say this: I think this Steelers team was the strongest one of the 2014-18 era. In the December contest, Lynn Swann caught five balls for 192 and two scores. The Packers will be playing the … Pittsburgh 212-115-2 (.648)Cincinnati 143-165-3 (.462). [5] The two teams clocked up four penalties for unnecessary roughness, one for unsportsmanlike conduct, one for roughing the passer and another for taunting. The Steelers would win four of the next six meetings to take a 5–3 series lead early in its history. Steelers clinch AFC North title in final game of the season in Pittsburgh. Game in Cincinnati was a brutal affair with serious injuries to Steelers' LB. Prior to 1970, the Steelers were members of the NFL and the Bengals were part of the AFL. This is the sixth in a 13-part weekly series examing the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers versus their 2020 opponents. Steelers announce signings of 13 players to futures contracts including P Corliss Waitman — a name to watch with Jordan Berry a UFA — and TE Kevin Rader. Oddly, a similar thing actually happened on the 49ers drive: they returned a kick to the 15 (making the drive 85) but had an illegal block penalty that took them back to the 8. All-Time Records: Pittsburgh 672-590-22 (.532) ... Steelers) Best Defense of All Time? 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