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Boswell's 6 field goals lead Steelers over Bengals 24-20

CINCINNATI (AP) The Steelers took control of the AFC North by doing a little bit of everything during a month-long winning streak: throwing it, running it, playing some steely defense.

Their fifth straight victory came a whole new way. Call it the kick-6.

Chris Boswell tied the club record with six field goals, and Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying Pittsburgh to a 24-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that kept the Steelers in control of the division.

''We've said we'll win the game how we have to win it,'' Roethlisberger said.

In Cincinnati, they win every which way.

The Steelers (9-5) won their fourth in a row at Paul Brown Stadium, taking advantage of more meltdown moments by the defending division champions. And now they can clinch the North by beating the Ravens (8-6) at Heinz Field next Sunday.

''A lot of guys are treating this like it's the playoffs already,'' linebacker Ryan Shazier said.

The Bengals (5-8-1) had some playoff flashbacks.

Last January, Cincinnati melted down in the final minute for an 18-16 loss to the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium in the opening round of the playoffs. Penalties on Vontaze Burfict and Adam ''Pacman'' Jones set up Boswell's 35-yard field goal in the closing seconds.

Burfict and Jones got personal fouls again on Sunday as the animosity carried over. Burfict tackled Roethlisberger after he got rid of the ball, and Jones was flagged for taunting.

''They let Pittsburgh do whatever they wanted to,'' Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick fumed. ''They should've been calling stuff on them, too.''

Running back Jeremy Hill had an early take-that moment as the Bengals scored on each of their first four possessions for a 20-6 lead. As part of his touchdown celebration, he grabbed a Terrible Towel a fan threw on the field, tried to tear it, and then threw it to the ground.

Boswell brought them back kick by kick, accounting for Pittsburgh's first 15 points with field goals of 45, 49, 49, 40, 49 and 30 yards into a gusting wind.

''They didn't look pretty, they didn't go over by much, but they went in,'' said Boswell, who got a game ball.

In the end, there was yet another Bengals meltdown . They had penalties on four consecutive plays - including Pat Sims' personal foul - that set up Roethlisberger's 24-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers for a 24-20 lead. The Steelers appreciated the help.

''You just kind of smirk and move on,'' guard Ramon Foster said.

OTHER KICK-6S

Gary Anderson (1988 vs. Denver) and Jeff Reed (2002 vs. Jacksonville) also kicked six field goals for the Steelers, who beat the Broncos 39-21 and the Jaguars 25-23 in those contests.

FINISH `EM OFF

The Steelers got the ball back at their 16-yard line with 5:53 left and ran out the clock with a 13-play drive to the Cincinnati 8.

STATS

Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown set an NFL record for most catches by a player in their first 200 regular-season games with 622. His 471 catches since 2013 surpass Marvin Harrison for the most by a player in any four-year span. ... Roethlisberger is 22-4 in games in his native Ohio, including 12-2 in Cincinnati and 10-2 in Cleveland. ... After picking up 184 yards in the first half, the Bengals managed only 38 while getting shut out in the second half.

INJURIES

Steelers: DE Stephon Tuitt had a facemask penalty against Andy Dalton that extended Cincinnati's opening field goal drive. He also injured his right knee on the drive and didn't return. Last December at Paul Brown Stadium, Tuitt intercepted one of Dalton's passes and the quarterback broke his right thumb tackling him. ... TE Ladarius Green caught a 28-yard pass on the final drive and then went to the locker room to be tested for a concussion.

Bengals: WR A.J. Green was inactive for the fourth straight game with a strained right hamstring. He returned to practice on a limited basis last week and hopes to play in one of the two final games.

UP NEXT

The Steelers lost to the Ravens 21-14 on Nov. 6 in Baltimore. The Steelers close the regular season by hosting Cleveland.

The Bengals play at Houston on Saturday, then finish the season at home against the Ravens.

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Key Players
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
286 PaYds, PaTD, -5 RuYds
17
FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
157 PaYds, INT, RuYd, RuTD
10
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 7:29
(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. B.Roethlisberger pass to A.Brown is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS. Penalty on PIT-D.DeCastro, Offensive Holding, declined.
plays
yds
pos
24
20
Touchdown 7:29
B.Roethlisberger pass deep middle to E.Rogers for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
69
yds
3:22
pos
24
20
Field Goal 12:25
C.Boswell 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
6
plays
22
yds
2:36
pos
18
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:05
C.Boswell 49 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
9
plays
39
yds
4:18
pos
15
20
Field Goal 10:38
C.Boswell 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
9
plays
53
yds
4:22
pos
12
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:06
C.Boswell 49 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
11
plays
54
yds
2:45
pos
9
20
Field Goal 2:51
R.Bullock 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
7
plays
22
yds
2:34
pos
6
20
Field Goal 5:25
C.Boswell 49 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
8
plays
50
yds
3:37
pos
6
17
Point After TD 9:02
R.Bullock extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
3
17
Touchdown 9:02
J.Hill right guard for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
82
yds
4:16
pos
3
16
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
R.Bullock extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Touchdown 0:00
A.Dalton right guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
64
yds
3:42
pos
3
9
Field Goal 3:42
C.Boswell 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
7
plays
28
yds
3:57
pos
3
3
Field Goal 7:39
R.Bullock 23 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
14
plays
70
yds
7:21
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 32:32 27:28
1st Downs 26 19
Rushing 7 8
Passing 12 9
Penalty 7 2
3rd Down Conv 5-13 6-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 382 222
Total Plays 66 56
Avg Gain 5.8 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 97 76
Rush Attempts 29 28
Avg Rush Yards 3.3 2.7
Net Yards Passing 285 146
Comp. - Att. 21-36 16-27
Yards Per Pass 7.9 5.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-1 1-11
Penalties - Yards 7-104 8-86
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 1-40.0 3-47.0
Return Yards 97 166
Punts - Returns 1-5 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-76 5-166
Int. - Returns 1-16 0-0
Kicking 6/6 4/4
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 6/6 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-5 -20% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-3 -33%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Steelers 9-5 366924
Bengals 5-8-1 10100020
285 PASS YDS 146
97 RUSH YDS 76
382 TOTAL YDS 222
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 286 1 0 93.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.9% 3540 26 11 94.9
B. Roethlisberger 21/36 286 1 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Bell 26 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 93 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
241 1146 6
L. Bell 23 93 0 12 12
S. Coates 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
S. Coates 2 9 0 15 1
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 15 1
B. Roethlisberger 4 -5 0 0 17
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Rogers 17 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 75 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 449 3
E. Rogers 6 5 75 1 28 13
L. Green 89 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 72 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 304 1
L. Green 8 5 72 0 28 7
A. Brown 84 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 58 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 96 1188 11
A. Brown 5 3 58 0 32 5
L. Bell 26 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 72 601 1
L. Bell 8 5 38 0 10 12
C. Hamilton 83 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 174 1
C. Hamilton 2 1 21 0 21 2
D. Johnson 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 80 0
D. Johnson 1 1 12 0 12 1
S. Coates 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 435 2
S. Coates 4 1 10 0 10 1
J. James 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 273 3
J. James 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Timmons 94 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
65-33 2 1.5
L. Timmons 5-3 0.0 1 0
M. Mitchell 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-20 1 0.0
M. Mitchell 4-2 0.0 0 0
S. Davis 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-12 1 0.5
S. Davis 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Harrison 92 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-12 1 5.0
J. Harrison 4-5 0.0 0 0
R. Shazier 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-26 1 3.5
R. Shazier 3-2 1.0 0 0
A. Burns 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-8 3 0.0
A. Burns 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Dupree 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 2.5
B. Dupree 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. McCullers-Sanders 93 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
D. McCullers-Sanders 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Boswell 9 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Boswell 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Mathews 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 1.0
R. Mathews 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Tuitt 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-9 0 4.0
S. Tuitt 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Gay 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-13 1 1.0
W. Gay 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Dangerfield 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-9 0 0.0
J. Dangerfield 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Cockrell 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-11 0 0.0
R. Cockrell 1-2 0.0 0 0
V. Williams 98 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-10 0 2.0
V. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Nix-Jones 45 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
R. Nix-Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Hargrave 79 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-7 0 2.0
J. Hargrave 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Gilbert 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Gilbert 0-1 0.0 0 0
S. Coates 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
S. Coates 0-1 0.0 0 0
F. Toussaint 33 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
F. Toussaint 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Boswell 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
6/6 0/0
SEASON FG XP
20/24 29/29
C. Boswell 6/6 49 0/0 18
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Berry 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 40.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 45.5 22
J. Berry 1 40.0 1 40
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
F. Toussaint 33 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 21.5 33 0
F. Toussaint 2 16.0 20 0
S. Coates 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 44.0 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 25.0 44 0
S. Coates 1 44.0 44 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Brown 84 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 9.3 33 0
A. Brown 1 5.0 5 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.3% 157 0 1 60.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.4% 3712 16 7 91.9
A. Dalton 16/27 157 0 1 10
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Hill 32 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 43 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
215 831 9
J. Hill 20 43 1 12 10
R. Burkhead 33 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
35 183 0
R. Burkhead 7 32 0 10 4
A. Dalton 14 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 180 4
A. Dalton 1 1 1 1 10
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
B. LaFell 11 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 91 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 665 5
B. LaFell 9 7 91 0 25 9
R. Burkhead 33 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 95 0
R. Burkhead 3 2 18 0 18 4
T. Boyd 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 50 539 1
T. Boyd 3 2 13 0 8 1
C. Core 16 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 79 0
C. Core 3 2 13 0 10 1
T. Eifert 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 394 5
T. Eifert 3 1 9 0 9 0
J. Hill 32 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 174 0
J. Hill 1 1 8 0 8 10
J. Wright 86 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 98 0
J. Wright 1 1 5 0 5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-21 2 1.0
S. Williams 5-3 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-16 1 0.0
J. Shaw 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-19 0 7.0
C. Dunlap 3-4 0.0 0 0
D. Peko 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-17 0 0.0
D. Peko 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-11 1 0.0
A. Jones 2-1 0.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-18 3 0.0
G. Iloka 2-2 0.0 0 0
V. Burfict 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-7 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
73-28 2 2.0
V. Burfict 2-7 0.0 0 0
N. Vigil 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
N. Vigil 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Whitworth 77 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Whitworth 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-28 1 0.0
V. Rey 1-2 0.0 0 0
G. Atkins 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-10 0 7.5
G. Atkins 1-2 1.0 0 0
R. Bullock 4 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Bullock 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Maualuga 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 1 0.0
R. Maualuga 1-2 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-10 0 3.0
M. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-8 3 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Dennard 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-12 0 0.0
D. Dennard 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Kroft 81 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
T. Kroft 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Russell 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Russell 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 0 0.0
M. Hunt 0-3 0.0 0 0
P. Sims 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-20 0 1.0
P. Sims 0-5 0.0 0 0
K. Dansby 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-35 0 1.0
K. Dansby 0-4 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Bullock 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
5/5 5/6
R. Bullock 2/2 23 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 47.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
65 46.2 19
K. Huber 3 47.0 1 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 33.2 72 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
24 28.7 84 0
A. Erickson 5 33.2 72 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:39 PIT 45 3:57 7 28 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PIT 25 1:42 4 17 Punt
9:02 PIT 19 3:37 8 50 FG
2:51 PIT 15 2:45 11 54 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PIT 25 4:22 9 53 FG
6:23 PIT 30 4:18 9 39 FG
0:01 CIN 34 2:36 6 22 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:51 PIT 31 3:22 5 69 TD
5:53 PIT 16 5:53 13 75 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 25 7:21 14 70 FG
3:42 CIN 36 3:42 8 64 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:18 CIN 18 4:16 10 82 TD
5:25 PIT 26 2:34 7 22 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:38 CIN 10 4:15 8 18 Punt
2:05 CIN 30 2:04 4 11 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:25 CIN 25 1:34 3 -1 Punt
7:29 CIN 25 1:36 4 10 Punt