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Steelers Report Card: Grading the Steelers Week 7 win over the Bengals

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BTSC uncaps the red pens and grades the Steelers Week 7 home performance against their AFC North nemesis

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With the Steelers returning home making a statement win against the Cincinnati Bengals, the faculty and staff at BTSC filled out report cards based on the team's performance. Join us and see just how well they graded out.

Offense: B

Big Ben played his best game of the season, while Le'Veon Bell is transforming into an absolute machine. The use of Rosie Nix as a lead blocker and a container of Vontaze Burfict was paramount to the team’s success on Sunday. Red-zone offense still needs to come together though.

Valedictorian: Le'Veon Bell

Honor Roll: Roosevelt Nix, the entire offensive line, Ben Roethlisberger, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Antonio Brown

Detention: Martavis Bryant

Defense: A

The pass defense is humming. The run defense is containing. The pass rush is furious. An improvement was expected, but they’re passing all the tests now. Great effort in containing AJ Green and Joe Mixon.

Valedictorian: T.J. Watt

Honor Roll: Joe Haden, Bud Dupree, Sean Davis, Tyson Alualu

Detention: Nobody

Special Teams: A-

The fake punt was crazy, but it worked. Boswell tacks 15-points onto five stalled drives. He’s huge for the Steelers.

Valedictorian: Chris Boswell

Honor Roll: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Anthony Chickillo, Terrell Watson, Tyler Matakevich, Rob Golden

Detention: Nobody

Overall: A-

The Steelers beat a decent team that’s better than their record, and emerged unscathed. While not perfect, it was still a statement win.