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2-4, 3rd in AFC North
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Why Roethlisberger's TD toss to Smith-Schuster worked (0:37)
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9hKatherine Terrell

Source: No suspension for Bengals LB Burfict

Bengals oft-disciplined linebacker Vontaze Burfict will not be suspended for kicking Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix during Sunday's game but may still be fined, an NFL official tells ESPN.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the league, there will be no suspension for Vontaze Burfict following his kick in the direction of a Steelers player on Sunday.

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Burfict continues to struggle with emotions on field (1:38)
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1dJeremy Fowler

Bell lauds own savage stiff-arm to Bengals CB

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell had a highlight-reel takedown of Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick in his dominating performance Sunday. Bell also called out Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for a controversial play earlier in the game.

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1dKatherine Terrell

Mixon irked by lack of carries, cites Bell's 35

After having just seven carries -- all in the first half -- Sunday against Pittsburgh, Bengals rookie Joe Mixon expressed frustration on the part of the running back group, pointing to the Steelers' success handing the ball off to Le'Veon Bell 35 times.

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Lewis shows emotion after loss to Steelers (0:57)
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Lewis walks out of press conference (0:24)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are now several games behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North but the rest of the division hasn't exactly lit things up. They aren't out of it yet. Nothing went their way against the Steelers, but they've had several encouraging performances from their young defensive players this season. The Bengals will need to regroup before facing the struggling Colts.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton said his ankle was fine, but it seemed like he'd rather not discuss it. He never left the game and didn't have a boot on his foot afterward.

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Bell comes up huge in win over Bengals (1:18)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals fall to 2-4 after an ugly loss to the Steelers, and their offensive woes were on full display. Bengals couldn't move the ball in the second half, whether it was Andy Dalton turning the ball over or the lack of run game. The defense gave up a lot of big plays, and it was an ugly game overall.

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Burfict's rage toward Steelers continues with apparent kick (0:16)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton's pass to A.J. Green was bobbled and intercepted by Joe Haden. This has been a weird occurrence the last two games, with two passes to Green deflecting off his hands for an interception.

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1dKevin Seifert

Discipline to come? Burfict kicks Steelers FB

Vontaze Burfict offered his latest test to NFL officials when the oft-disciplined Bengals linebacker kicked Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in the first minute of Sunday's game.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have given up a lot of big plays on defense today due to penalties and poor tackling. But despite that, the last two defensive drives felt like wins after they held the Steelers to field goals. Bengals are going to have to play a lot more sound on defense going forward. It's surprising to see for this unit, which has been the bright spot of this season.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Minter has been declared out with an elbow injury.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have come alive on offense today, and surprisingly got a little aggressive. They showed no hesitation on going for it on fourth-and-goal, and it paid off. Andy Dalton found the open TE Tyler Kroft for an easy TD to tie up the game. With Tyler Eifert out for the season, the Bengals have looked to Kroft to step up, and he's now scored three touchdowns this season. That probably eases the pain of losing Eifert a little bit.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton sometimes has a tendency to force passes to A.J. Green, but he made a really nice decision and a nice throw to hit Brandon LaFell for a touchdown instead. The Steelers were keying in on A.J. Green in the end zone and he just wasn't open there. Dalton looked sharp on the Bengals' game-tying drive, which was highlighted by a 16-yard pass to Green a few plays prior. Joe Mixon got things started off with a 25-yard run. The Bengals started Jeremy Hill this game, but Mixon could end up being the key here. They should incorporate him more.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Ross and Adam Jones are inactive for the Bengals, as well as Tyler Boyd, Ryan Hewitt, Christian Westerman, Derron Smith and Alex Redmond. That means WR Josh Malone will be active for the first time this season. The Bengals will use William Jackson and Darqueze Dennard in place of Jones.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Steelers favored heavily over Bengals

Cincy returns from its bye on a two-game win streak, but ESPN's FPI gives Pittsburgh better than a 3-1 edge at home. Ben Roethlisberger could become the fourth QB ever with at least 20 wins against multiple teams (21 vs. Browns, 19 vs. Bengals).

Team Stats

Passing Yards207.224th
Rushing Yards81.828th
Points For16.329th
Points Against18.7Tied-6th

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