The Bengals led with 16 seconds to play. And then didn’t.
The Steelers needed a win Sunday in Cincinnati to shake off a 2-2-1 start and prove they’re still a Super Bowl contender. The Bengals needed a victory to stand alone top the AFC North and show their 4-1 start was no fluke. Add those stakes to the longtime rivalry between the two teams, and you’ve got the equation for some big and often brutal performances.