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Steelers rolling the Bengals 27-7 at halftime

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The Bengals walked in tonight with the door open for the second seed in the AFC playoffs.

But not only are they not looking playoff-ready, they aren’t looking competitive.

The Steelers are handling the Bengals, 27-7 at halftime after running out to a 21-0 lead.

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been sharp so far, hitting 14-of-17 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown.

But the story has been the Bengals special teams miscues, allowing a pair of Pittsburgh touchdowns as a result of punts, and losing punter Kevin Huber to a broken jaw in the process.

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52 Responses to “Steelers rolling the Bengals 27-7 at halftime”
  1. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:12 PM

    LOL Bungles.

  2. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:13 PM

    In all seriousness I would rather have the Steelers lose this game. In fact I wish they would lose out. I really want the Steelers to get a top 10 draft pick.

  3. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:16 PM

    Andy Dalton is an average quarterback who curls up in a ball in big games.

    Yes ☑
    No ☐

  4. taosravenfan says: Dec 15, 2013 10:19 PM

    They may have talent, but the Bengals are a weak minded team. There is no reason for them to lose this game. Again, Marvin and Andy are coming up small.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    1st Half Statistics:

    Invisible Marvin Jones = 0 catches – 0 yards

    Invisible Mohamed Sanu = 1 catch – 9 yards

    Undependable/Non-Explosive Gresham = 0 catches – 0 yards

    The Bengals Offense is going exactly how I expected.

    Sure… you cross your fingers and hope Jones/Sanu/Gresham are going to show up… but… you can’t depend on it.

    I am leaving 5’6″ Andrew Hawkins out of it since he is a small guy who by making it on an NFL roster is an accomplishment in itself. Unfortunately… it is just a cheap mike brown salary decision instead of a performance decision (as Jones/Sanu are, too.).

    GET Andy Dalton QUALITY #2-3 wide receivers!!!

  6. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    Also…. the absence of Terence Newman makes an already suspect (NOT DEEP) secondary wide open.

  7. halusbr33 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:28 PM

    Dr Ryzde

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:30 PM

    dr. rydze

  9. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:31 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    GET Andy Dalton QUALITY #2-3 wide receivers!!!
    ___________________________

    Get Andy Dalton an arm and a Reading Defenses for Dummies book.

  10. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:32 PM

    Andy (kid’s name) can’t handle the big lights.

  11. njsteeler says: Dec 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    Old, slow team… Lol

  12. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:35 PM

    Dalton playoff stats: 0 TDs, 4 INTs, 0-2

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:35 PM

    Ben is a rat’s name.

    Very fitting.

  14. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:36 PM

    I feel like if the Bengals got a QB who was actually good they would be really scary. I think if the Bengals had a good QB they would win at least win 1 superbowl.

  15. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:39 PM

    If the Bengals can’t beat the Steelers how they going to beat teams like Den, KC, NE(I know they did beat them). And BAL.

  16. footballfan01 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:41 PM

    The Bengals look like they belong in the Canadian Football League.

  17. njsteeler says: Dec 15, 2013 10:42 PM

    Where did this o-line come from? They have kept Ben clean they past few weeks.

  18. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    I’m glad everyone is getting a chance to see Marvin Jones/Mohamed Sanu/Jermaine Gresham sucking.

    Only Mohamed Sanu = 3 games (2 seasons) w/ more than 44 yards

    Only Marvin Jones = 3 games (2 seasons) w/ more than 61 yards

    Only 3 games (4 seasons) w/ more than 60 yards

  19. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:46 PM

    The Steelers are in weird position. I know they need to rebuild but how do you blow up the team when you have a franchise QB? I don’t think I really have seen this before a team having a good franchise
    QB and not winning. By the time that the rebuilding process is over. Ben will be close to retirement. It sucks. I’m not sure the Steelers will be ever good again.

  20. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:47 PM

    Jermaine Gresham led all tight ends in dropped passes in 2012.

  21. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:47 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    I’m glad everyone is getting a chance to see Marvin Jones/Mohamed Sanu/Jermaine Gresham sucking.
    ________________________

    No, the world is getting to see Andy sucking. He always sucks in big games.

  22. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:49 PM

    Look at Marvin Jones bailing out Andy again

  23. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 15, 2013 10:55 PM

    AJ Green is Dalton’s teddy bear.

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:56 PM

    Was Gresham’s “fumble bailing Andy out”?!?

  25. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 10:58 PM

    Since when is this a big game?!?

    The Bengals DESTROYED the steelers on Monday Night Football and are going to the playoffs… and… the steelers are a 5 win team who is not going to the playoffs and planting stories in the media about ben roethlisberger in an attempt to get out from under his salary.

  26. jmblosser82 says: Dec 15, 2013 10:59 PM

    Steelers88, minor tweaking of the offense is needed and a mass exodus of age is needed on defense. I would assume Kiesle, Clark, Foote and maybe Taylor will be gone, Troy should stay for leadership and they need to find a Hampton type lineman. Woodly or Timmons needs to go.

  27. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 15, 2013 11:12 PM

    Dont worry they will give it back

  28. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 15, 2013 11:16 PM

    whimpy play calling in the red zone

  29. jmblosser82 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:17 PM

    Bengals won by 10 on MNF, not even close to destroying the steelers. This is a big game for the bengals cause of playoff seeding. A win and they control the 2 NFL seed and a loss means the bengals need help for the second seed.

  30. footballfan01 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:17 PM

    doctorrustbelt has mastered the art of internet whining.

  31. ravens4fr says: Dec 15, 2013 11:18 PM

    Bengals are SOFT!! GO Ravens to win the division….World Champions!

  32. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:28 PM

    Yeah I understand that they need to get rid of the old players on defense. The only thing I’m saying is that it will take a couple of years to get rid of everyone on the defense. It will also take a couple of years for the young players being drafted to get accustomed to the NFL. The Steelers need to start drafting better. I would also fire Dick Labeau and switch to a 4-3 defense.

  33. steelers88 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:34 PM

    I’m guessing Ben will be 35 years old until the Steelers have all the pieces in place to be competitive.

  34. raiderapologist says: Dec 15, 2013 11:36 PM

    Kirkpatrick didn’t look to bad tonight, but the Bungals still should have bundled those picks they got from Oakland and got themselves a legitimate QB.

  35. patriotinvasion says: Dec 15, 2013 11:41 PM

    Funny how the Pats lose by 4 and people act like they lost by 100. And then, you have teams like Cinci who look good a few weeks and all of their fans start yapping as if they’ve ever won anything, and are getting annihilated 30-7 by a 5-8 team. Go figure. Pats just held to a higher standard for how great they are I guess.

  36. tedmurph says: Dec 15, 2013 11:41 PM

    When is the last time the Bengals won a big game? Can’t remember. An important bye was handed to them and they got drilled by a team that has nothing to play for. Congrats to the Steeler players for showing up. As for their arrogant fans that usually chirp all week; boooooo…. Stadium half empty and crickets on the blog posts. Front runners.

    As for drrustbelt…never mind. Too easy.

  37. mightymorgan18 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:41 PM

    Everyone, listen. Facts are facts. The Patriots lost today so the refs needed to help them in any way they could…hence why the Bengals lost. The bias of the refs goes a lot further than just the games the Patriots play in.

  38. richc111 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:46 PM

    You know lots of people on this site always bring up Buffalo to move to LA whenever there is a story of attendence or maybe not selling out games. I am sure all the tickets were sold but did anyone see the stands for this game. They were 1/2 empty by half time. I hear Pittsburgh and how great their fans are but they lose for a year and the have a nationally televised game and some cold weather and 1/2 the staduim stays home. What do you think would happpen there if they lost for 15 years in a row, and not just miss the playoffs for 2 years.

  39. crusty14 says: Dec 15, 2013 11:56 PM

    How was this a big game?? You’re quite the bungles fan aren’t ya! It was a huge game for the bengals with the pats losing. I guess you and the team wouldn’t want the second seed and a bye?

  40. scoobies05 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:04 AM

    once again abysmal andy cant get the job done

  41. nickster31 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:16 AM

    Hey, Dr.

    Now, we are a 6 win team, that not only just spanked and exposed you, but took away the #2 seed (AND first round bye) from you.

    Say what you want, but now the Ravens can catch you. Lose next week? You might not make the playoffs at all.

    Who dey? WE DEY!!!

  42. steelcurtainn says: Dec 16, 2013 12:52 AM

    No need to talk trash. The steelers were the better team. Period. Bungles 3 point favorites…..lol. Good one.

  43. gallopinggilmore says: Dec 16, 2013 12:54 AM

    great, so not only did the Bengals lose their punter for who knows how long… they should have gotten the ball back on that play and the return TD should of been wiped off the board. Penalty flags were heavily one sided against the bengals in this game. I like both these teams, this just smells like another gift for the Pats

  44. drewzducks says: Dec 16, 2013 1:33 AM

    #2 Seed ? Not so fast. Though if NE loses at Balt next week (likely), they’ll just have to beat Baltimore themselves in week 17.

  45. taosravenfan says: Dec 16, 2013 2:41 AM

    @rustbelt – answer me this – why does Marvin’s teams always come up really small in the biggest venues? They, without question, have a ton of talent. But Rodney Harrison nailed it – they are weak willed. Just look at their collective record against the Ravens and Steelers who may not always look pretty, but can impose their will on the BenGals when needed

  46. joetoronto says: Dec 16, 2013 4:47 AM

    The Bungals and the Red Salami are who we thought they were and they did what we thought they would do.

    They crapped the bed with the door wide open.

  47. flash1283 says: Dec 16, 2013 5:26 AM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 15, 2013 10:58 PM
    Since when is this a big game?!?

    The Bengals DESTROYED the steelers on Monday Night Football and are going to the playoffs… and… the steelers are a 5 win team who is not going to the playoffs and planting stories in the media about ben roethlisberger in an attempt to get out from under his salary.

    Notice how he always does “DESTROYED” in all caps?

    It’s a big game because they had a chance to get the # 2 seed you moron!!!

  48. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 16, 2013 5:46 AM

    Marvin Jones – 1st Half Statistics:

    0 catches – 0 yards
    —————————————–
    Jermaine Gresham – 1st Half Statistics:

    0 catches – 0 yards
    ——————————————
    Mohamed Sanu – 1st Half Statistics:

    1 catches – 9 yards

    Get Andy Dalton REAL #2 and #3 wide receivers.

  49. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 16, 2013 6:44 AM

    Roethlisbooger orchestrated two touchdown drives of 1 yard and 47 yards. Big deal. The rest were field goals and a punt return that featured yet another signature dirty cheap shot on the punter.

  50. mrp2003 says: Dec 16, 2013 8:17 AM

    This is not a big game but it is an interdivision game so it matters a little more. The Steelers will have split with the Bengals.

    It should be looked at as an important game for the Bungles as it could have made difference in getting a first week bye or not. They also showed that they are not a Championship team. With that being said, when is Cincy going to make a change at head coach? Marvin is a good guy but he is not a winner.

    This game also shows how weak our division is this year.

    It also gives the Ravens a chance at the divsion

  51. fnf417 says: Dec 16, 2013 9:07 AM

    Well the bengals better hope they play better than that in the playoffs or they are done for sure

  52. jmblosser82 says: Dec 16, 2013 12:31 PM

    Hitting the punter if called would not have given the ball back to Cincy, it was after the ball changed possession. You can’t control the calls, don’t rely on them and handle your business .

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