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Steelers Jason Worilds, Kelvin Beachum earn top grades in Pittsburgh's win over Bengals

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The Steelers received positive marks overall for their victory over the Bengals in Week 17.

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The Steelers notched three sacks in their defense-laden 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17, a win that clinched the AFC North championship. A big part of the pressure they generated came from outside linebacker Jason Worilds.

Pro Football Focus, an NFL plays evaluation web site, gave Worilds a 4.6 overall grade for his performance. He had a sack on the Bengals' last-ditch drive down 10 late in the fourth quarter, and was credited with four hurries and four stops.

The Steelers' offensive line played well overall in this game, giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger plenty of time. Left tackle Kelvin Beachum grabbed a 2.5 grade for his efforts. Both Worilds and Beachum were given Honorable Mentions in our Winners and Losers column. In the re-watch, we would elevate Worilds to the Winners list.

Cornerback Brice McCain was also on the Winners list, and PFF gave him a 2.4 grade. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert, another Winner, received a 1.0 grade from the site.

Outside linebacker James Harrison was given a reluctant Losers nod, and he received a -1.7 from PFF. Stephon Tuitt, the other defensive player on the Losers list, earned a -4.4, the lowest grade in the game. The Bengals did a good job isolating Tuitt in their run game, and had success running at him.