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Bengals' Bernard Scott crosses the endzone as he returns a kickoff for a touchdown early in today's game.
Former Steeler Joe Greene chats with Tommy Okon, who was featured in a commerical 30 years ago. They meet prior to the Sunday's game at Heinz Field.
Ethan Kahn, 10, of Chappaqua, NY., receives a football from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger prior to the Sunday's game. For Ethan and his father Oren Kahn, left, this is the first time they have been to a Steelers' game.
Hines Ward warms up prior to the Sunday's game against the Bengals at Heinz Field.
Ryan Clark warms up prior to the Sunday's game against the Bengals at Heinz Field.
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The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Steelers 18-12 today to sweep their two-game series and take a one-game lead in the AFC North Division.
Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 7:29 left broke a 12-12 tie and he kicked another from 43 yards with 1:56 left. Cincinnati climbed to 7-2. The Steelers lost for the first time at home to fall to 6-3.
Neither team scored a touchdown on offense. Jeff Reed kicked four field goals for the Steelers and Graham kicked three. The only touchdown came on a 96-yard kickoff return in the first quarter by Cincinnati rookie Bernard Scott.
Both teams lost star players. Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu left the game after Cincinnati's first drive with a left knee injury. The team did not immediately describe what was wrong but the injury was to the same knee that caused Polamalu to miss four games with a sprained MCL. This was his fourth game back since then.
First Published November 15, 2009 1:56 pm