The Pittsburgh Steelers moved back into sole possession of first place in the AFC North, and into the No. 2 overall spot in the AFC with their 24-17 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger had his streak of consecutive games with 300-yards passing snapped at three, but was nevertheless quite good once again. Big Ben threw for 245 yards on 21-of-33 passing with 1 TD and 1 INT. Rashard Mendenhall only finished with 44 yards on 16 carries, but he found the end zone twice, including from 9 yards out in the second half on an impressive display of strength and vision. The defense allowed just 279 yards, 146 of which came on two of Cincinnati's 11 offensive possessions. On their other nine series, Andy Dalton and the Bengals mustered only 133 yards. Thanks to two big interceptions -- one by Lawrence Timmons, one by WIlliam Gay -- the Steelers were able to finally win the turnover battle this week. They're still -10 for the 2011 season though after the +1 differential in Week 10.
We'll get into more details about what the Steelers did well, what they could still do better, updated stats, tour the rest of the league, etc. during the Steelers much-needed bye week, but for now, here's three Steelers interviews from Monday morning, all of them on ESPN 970 with Tunch & Wolf.
Listen to Willie Gay with Tunch & Wolf
Listen to Lawrence Timmons with Tunch & Wolf