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Giovani Bernard scores two TDs as Bengals knock off Steelers

Giovani Bernard scores two TDs as Bengals knock off Steelers

After just four carries for 22 yards in his debut against the Chicago Bears last week, Giovani Bernard came through big for the Cincinnati Bengals offense against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night. Bernard made the most of limited touches against the…
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  • Source: Phil Taylor insists Ray Rice spit on him

    Source: Phil Taylor insists Ray Rice spit on him

    Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor picked up a 15-yard penalty in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens for slapping running back Ray Rice in the helmet. Taylor wouldn’t say what led him to hit Rice but hinted that Rice spit him on. Rave…
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  • Steelers’ Isaac Redman exits with injury on opening kickoff

    Steelers’ Isaac Redman exits with injury on opening kickoff

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Already thin at running back, the Steelers suffered another blow on the opening kickoff. Isaac Redman, Pittsburgh’s starting running back, appeared to suffer a head injury on the opening kickoff and was escorted to the locker room with the team’s medica…
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  • Browns QB Weeden (thumb) may miss time

    Browns QB Weeden (thumb) may miss time

    Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden's thumb is only sprained.
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  • Steelers down two cornerbacks on Monday night

    Steelers down two cornerbacks on Monday night

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Steelers starting cornerback Cortez Allen and reserve corner Curtis Brown were among the seven inactive players declared by the club in advance of Monday night’s game at Cincinnati. Neither inactive is a surprise. Allen (ankle) had been previously ruled…
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  • Steelers-Bengals inactives

    Steelers-Bengals inactives

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- There were few surprises on the inactive lists for both the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers that were released before Monday night's game. Pittsburgh's list of inactives include tight end Heath Miller (knee) and running back Le'…
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  • Andrew Whitworth active for Bengals

    Andrew Whitworth active for Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Bengals’ most experienced offensive starter appears ready to return to action on Monday night. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth is active for tonight’s game against Pittsburgh. Whitworth, who was questionable with a knee injury, was not listed among the…
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  • Bengals-Steelers to honor shooting victims

    Bengals-Steelers to honor shooting victims

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- There will be a moment of silence just before Monday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals to honor the victims of Monday morning’s shooting in Washington. It will come just after the national anthem and befor…
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  • Harbaugh believes Ed Reed will play

    Harbaugh believes Ed Reed will play

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh doesn't have any insider knowledge on Ed Reed's health status. But Harbaugh does know Reed, having coached the Pro Bowl safety for five seasons. That's why Harbaugh believes Reed will be suited up to play his former …
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  • Josh Gordon says he’s on his “last chance opportunity”

    Josh Gordon says he’s on his “last chance opportunity”

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Browns wide receiver returned to work after his two-game suspension, and he knows he’s running out of strikes. Gordon, back after his punishment for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, said he knows he’s facing a one-year ban if he screws up …
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  • LB coach likes what he sees from Woodley

    LB coach likes what he sees from Woodley

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton is just 1-3 in his career against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If the Steelers are to saddle the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback with another loss, they are going to have to make things very uncomfortable for him tonight at Paul Bro…
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  • Colts sign Miguel Maysonet to practice squad

    Colts sign Miguel Maysonet to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Colts worked out rookie running back Miguel Maysonet last Tuesday. Six days later, they added the former Eagles and Browns back to their practice squad. The Colts announced the signing of Maysonet, an undrafted free agent from Stony Brook University…
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  • Harrison finally gets a chance to hit Roethlisberger

    Harrison finally gets a chance to hit Roethlisberger

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    On Monday night, the Steelers will return to Cincinnati. As usual, linebacker James Harrison will be there. Not as usual, Harrison will be playing for the Bengals. Which means he’ll finally get a chance to hit some Steelers. Specifically, their quarterb…
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  • Did Ray Rice Spit At Phil Taylor?

    Did Ray Rice Spit At Phil Taylor?

    deadspin.com Sep 16, 2013
    After the second play of the Browns-Ravens game, Cleveland tackle Phil Taylor earned a flag for slapping Ray Rice's helmet. Taylor insinuated that he was retaliating for something Rice had done.Read more...
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  • Upon Further Review: Ravens Week 2

    Upon Further Review: Ravens Week 2

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    An examination of four hot issues from the Baltimore Ravens' 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns: What a rush: This is what the Ravens had envisioned from their pass rush: 12 quarterback hits and five sacks. Not surprisingly, Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dume…
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  • Must-Win Monday: The Steelers fell flat in Week 1. Can they get…

    Must-Win Monday: The Steelers fell flat in Week 1. Can they get of…

    CNNSI.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Steelers fell flat in Week 1. Can they get off the schneid Monday night in an AFC North showdown in Cincinnati?
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  • Ballet plays a role in Steve McLendon's rise

    Ballet plays a role in Steve McLendon's rise

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- The sheepish grin isn’t the result of a 300-plus pound behemoth talking about ballet, and his devotion to it. On the contrary it is because the name of the college professor who got Steve McLendon into ballet escapes the Pittsburgh Steeler…
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  • Bengals wary of Big Ben's endurance

    Bengals wary of Big Ben's endurance

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- When facing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the beginning of a game week can often be the hardest for a defensive coordinator. Before the specifics of the task at hand actually get sorted out, just one look at film on t…
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  • More traffic violations for Greg Little

    More traffic violations for Greg Little

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Browns wide receiver Greg Little doesn’t need to worry about getting on the same page as quarterback Brandon Weeden. What he needs is a bus pass. According to WOIO 19 in Cleveland, Little was cited early this morning for a stop sign violation, change of…
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  • Steelers have some tough decisions to make in 2014

    Steelers have some tough decisions to make in 2014

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Plenty of good teams have had salary-cap issues. The Steelers have cap issues, but they’re currently not a very good team. Both last year (when they missed the playoffs) and this year (when they got off to a very sluggish start start), the Steelers had …
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  • Video - Big Ben shows frustration 00:43

    Big Ben shows frustration

    Sep 16
    After being sacked twice and throwing an interception, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shows his frustration during Monday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Video - Bengals, Steelers Tied At The Half 00:32

    Bengals, Steelers Tied At The Half

    Sep 16
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Bengals Lead Steelers After 3rd Quarter 00:24

    Bengals Lead Steelers After 3rd Quarter

    Sep 16
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard 27-yard touchdown 00:42

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard 27-yard touchdown

    Sep 16
    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton connects with running back Giovani Bernard who runs up the side and into the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown.

Sports Columnists

  • 12’s the Magic Number

    Sep 16
    The Seattle crowd made life difficult on the 49ers, to say the least. - (Elaine Thompson/AP) Thirty years of covering the NFL demands you have perspective after a night like last night. After all, it’s Week 2. Arizona won in Foxboro in Week 2 last year.…