Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Some hotly contested games--including a few playoff matchups--between the Bengals and Steelers have ignited some bad blood between the two teams. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati have been division rivals since the NFL-AFL Merger in 1970. Since 2000, their matchups have tended to go the Steelers’ way: Pittsburgh has a 28-9 record against Cincinnati and has won over 60% of the all-time matchups between the teams. The Steelers also have the edge in overall success. They have won six Super Bowl titles, while Cincinnati is searching for its first. But the Bengals have had some key victories in the rivalry over the years. They even managed to win both games against the Steelers (which kept Pittsburgh from making the playoffs) in the 1998 season, a year in which Cincinnati only won three games overall.
You could argue that the 21st century version of the Steelers/Bengals rivalry started to boil after the 2005 Wild Card game. The game was the first meeting in the playoffs between the Bengals and Steelers. The Steelers finished the season with the same record as Cincinnati, but the Bengals won the division in a tie-breaker. The final standings set the two teams up for a first-round playoff match. Things started off badly for the Bengals, however. Steelers defender Kim von Oelhoffen knocked Bengals QB Carson Palmer out of the game on Cincinnati's first possession. There was no penalty on the play, although Bengals fans did not believe it was a clean tackle. Palmer tore both his ACL and MCL as a result of the hit. The Steelers took advantage of the injury and won the game 31-17. They went on to win the Super Bowl.
Historic Bengals vs. Steelers Games
Bengals Eliminate the Steelers: A rare win in Pittsburgh for the Bengals eliminated the Steelers from playoff contention and clinched a playoff spot for Cincinnati. The game was tied late in the fourth quarter, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass that was intercepted by the Bengals’ Reggie Nelson. Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw a 21 yard pass to A.J. Green to get Cincinnati in range for the game-winning field goal. The Bengals won the game 13-10.
2015-16 Wild Card Game: This was an ugly one. The Bengals and Steelers’ infamous wild card game after the 2015 season is best known for its penalties and injuries. Landry Jones played part of the game at quarterback for the Steelers, as Ben Roethlisberger was forced to exit after a shoulder injury. The Steelers blew a 15-0 lead, and with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Bengals led 16-15. Roethlisberger came back for the game winning drive and completed a pass down the middle of the field. A pair of penalties, including a helmet-to-helmet hit on a Steelers receiver, set up an easy field goal for Pittsburgh. The Steeler won the playoff game 18-16.
Frequently Asked Questions About Steelers vs. Bengals Tickets and Game Information
How much are Steelers vs. Bengals tickets?
Steelers vs. Bengals ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Steelers vs. Bengals tickets can be found for as low as $36.00, with an average price of $86.00.
Where do Steelers vs. Bengals play?
Stadium atmosphere is what makes attending a live football game so amazing! Those interested in catching a Steelers vs. Bengals game should be excited regardless of where the game takes place, as both teams fans bring tons of energy and excitement. The Pittsburgh Steelers home games are played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA, while the Cincinnati Bengals home games are played at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.
When do the Steelers and Bengals play against each other?
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