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Watch Steelers Martavis Bryant blow past Bengals cornerback Leon Hall

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Bryant hauled in a 94-yard touchdown pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as part of the Steelers' 25-point fourth quarter and subsequent 42-21 victory over Cincinnati in Week 14.

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Oh, that's just the Steelers' rookie fourth-round pick Martavis Bryant running past Bengals cornerback Leon Hall like he was standing still. Then it's the same Bryant pulling away from Hall as if he's a prize horse in the Kentucky Derby.

The Bengals made a critical error in playing so far off of the rookie without any deep help. Oddly, it was a similar safety gaffe as the one exploited earlier by a guy who has been making plays like this for years now, A.J. Green.

The deep-speed of both of these teams came to factor hugely in the game. Bengals' quarterback Andy Dalton hit Green for an 81-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter to give the Bengals a lead. But it was the last lead they'd have, as the Steelers cracked off a 25-0 run during the third and fourth quarter, highlighted by the Ben-to-Bryant bomb - their seventh touchdown connection of the season and their longest of those seven.