Mixon runs for 165 yards high, crushing the Bengals Steelers
Cincinnati – Mike Hilton, who played for the Steelers in his first four years, earned his first pick at any level of football against his former team late in the first half on Sunday.
Hilton Ben Roethlisberger intercepts He put Cincinnati ahead 31-3 and seemed to mark a symbolic turning point in the Steelers’ long dominance over the Bengals and the Northern Football League.
“To do this against these guys in a major league game, it couldn’t be nicer,” Hilton said as his teammates shouted and the music in the adjoining locker room rocked.
The Bengals’ 41-10 (7-4) win on Sunday followed a double-digit win in September, making it Cincinnati’s first season to sweep the Steelers since 2009.
A 27-17 upset upset by the Bengals last December 21 broke Pittsburgh’s 11-game winning streak in the series.
“Hitting these guys, for me twice and for some of these other guys three times in a row, is a huge change of guard in our opinion,” said Hilton, who signed with Cincinnati as a free agent before the season. “It gave us a lot of confidence, and the guys are excited to see how you play out the rest of the season.”
Joe Mixon rushed for a career high of 165 yards and two touchdowns, and Joe Burrow scrambled for a score I passed to another one The Bengals thrashed the Steelers (5-5-1) and kept them unwinnable in their last three matches.
The Bengals sealed themselves as a legitimate contender in the play-off.
Mixon, who came off a solid 123-yard performance, dropped a TD double in a win over Las Vegas last week, for 117 yards in the first inning.
“To be honest, I feel like I’m starting to get to that point, boss, like starting to get there,” said Mixon, who slowed down with a foot injury last season. “I know what kind of speed defense comes in. I know how to slow the game myself.” As far as setting plays is concerned, this is about my teammates.”
Cincinnati scored in the first four rounds, then Hilton jumped James Washington’s way and ran back 24 yards for a touchdown 30 seconds before the break.
“It was a big moment, it was an emotional moment,” Bengals coach Zack Taylor said. “For Mike to turn around and go the other way with him, he really pushed us into what we wanted to do the rest of the day.”
The Bengals defense prevented Roethlisberger from gaining any real traction until it was too late. Picked up twice and sacked three times, he finished with 263 yards. TD’s 15-yard pass came to Pat Freiermuth late in the game.
“There’s not much to say,” said Roethlisberger. “You get kicked – it happens. These things happen.”
Burrow was 20 for 24 for 190 yards, throwing a pass for 32 yards to Tee Higgins, and dive for 8 yards TD To open registration in the first quarter of the Bengals.
Higgins had six grabs for 114 yards and a TD.
“It felt like we were rolling all day,” Burrow said.
Borough said flipping the script in Pittsburgh is nice, but he doesn’t hope to talk about it.
“We are against them 2-0, but we have higher aspirations than beating the Steelers now,” the second-year midfielder said.
“Really, just the way I look at it now, to be 3-1 (in the division, that’s the position we wanted to be in. It’s not about controlling anyone,” Taylor said.”
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“We have a lot of work ahead of us,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We don’t make excuses. We don’t see relief. It is what it is – we emptied it today.”
Steelers: LB Robert Spillane has had a knee injury and hasn’t come back. … CB playmaker Joe Haden (by foot) has been disqualified. …OL JC Hassenauer (chest) and TE Eric Ebron (knee) were put on injured reserve on Saturday.
Bengals: OL Riley Reiff suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter. … OL left Trey Hopkins in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
Steelers: Host Baltimore next Sunday.
Bengals: Host the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.
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