The Bengals culminated a third quarter drive with a one-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Tyler Eifert to close the gap to 30-14. The Bengals scoring drive was 13 plays, 63 yards, and took up 7:09.
Ben Roethlisberger set a Steelers record with an 11-yard completion to Antonio Brown on the next drive, giving him the most completions by a Steelers player in a season with 338, breaking his own record of 337 completions set in 2009. The drive ended when Roethlisberger was sacked and the Steelers were forced to punt.
The Bengals came right back, driving down the field and on fourth down Andy Dalton hit Marvin Jones for a 13-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, with the Steelers holding on to a 30-20 lead.
The Steelers converted on a huge third down late in the fourth quarter on an eight-yard completion to Emmanuel Sanders to keep their drive alive and force the Bengals to use their final timeout. The Bengals stopped the Steelers on their next third down conversion, forcing a Mat McBride punt and giving the Bengals the ball back. The defense held and took over on downs.
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