The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals met for the first time in 2018, and the two teams both need this win in Week 6 for various reasons. At Paul Brown Stadium, the Steelers entered the game in the cellar of the AFC North division, while the Bengals sat atop the division, looking down on their counterparts. A win for both teams would be huge. A Pittsburgh victory would allow them right back into the division race, but a Cincinnati win would just extend their lead over the rest of the division.
After both teams were forced to punt on their opening drives, the Bengals were able to turn their second possession into the first points of the game. After a poor Jordan Berry punt, Andy Dalton and Joe Mixon orchestrated a stellar drive which resulted in a Tyler Boyd two-yard strike to put Cincinnati up 7-0 with 4:36 left in the first quarter.
The Steelers have the ball in the red-zone to end the first quarter.