It’s hard to find a matchup between two teams that are more different than the Week 15 “Monday Night Football” game between the Steelers and the Bengals.
The Steelers (11-2) were the NFL’s last undefeated team this season and have already clinched a playoff spot. Led by veteran QB Ben Roethlisberger on offense and a solid defensive unit, Pittsburgh is one of the favorites to come out of the AFC.
On the other side, not much has gone right for the Bengals (2-10-1) this season. They lost rookie QB Joe Burrow in Week 11 to a season-ending knee injury and haven’t won a game since, dropping five straight. The latest loss was a 30-7 drubbing at the hands of the Cowboys, which, if you know anything about the Cowboys this year, should tell you everything you need to know about Cincinnati’s struggles.
Of course, things haven’t been going swell for Pittsburgh as of late, either. The Steelers have lost back-to-back contests and are in danger of being caught by the Browns (10-4) for the AFC North title. Pittsburgh needs a convincing win Monday night to get back in a rhythm before it attempts to make a long postseason run.
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Steelers vs. Bengals updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
9:43 p.m. — HALF: Bengals 17, Steelers 0.
9:39 p.m. — Bengals punt. Steelers get the ball back at their 28-yard line with 1:06 remaining in the half, two timeouts to spare.
9:36 p.m. — Two-Minute Warning. Bengals have it, second and 8 at their 28-yard line with all three timeouts remaining.
9:34 p.m. — Steelers punt. Bengals get the ball back at their 26-yard line with 2:29 left to play in the first half.
9:25 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BENGALS. Finley completes it over the middle to Bernard, who breaks a tackle and runs it in for the 14-yard TD. Cincinnati leads 17-0 with 4:20 remaining in the half.
9:22 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Things get even worse for Pittsburgh. On its best drive of the game, Roethlisberger is picked off by Mackenzie Alexander. After a late hit against the Steelers on the return, the Bengals take over at the Pittsburgh 26-yard line, 5:48 left to play in the first half.
9:08 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BENGALS. Giovanni Bernard busts through for a 4-yard TD and Cincinnait leads 10-0 with 12:05 left in the second quarter.
9:02 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Bengals 3, Steelers 0. Cincinnait has it, third and 3 at the Pittsburgh 31-yard line to start the second quarter.
9:00 p.m. — FUMBLE. Cincinnati’s defense forces another turnover by blowing up the screen to JuJu Smith-Schuster. Bengals take over at Pittsburgh’s 38-yard line with 49 seconds left in the first quarter.
8:54 p.m. — WIDE RIGHT. Seibert can’t connect from 55 yards out and the Steelers will take over at their 45-yard line with 1:38 left in the first quarter.
8:45 p.m. — Steelers punt. Another three-and-out for Pittsburgh. Bengals take over at their 28-yard line, 3:34 left in the first quarter.
8:40 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BENGALS. Cincinnati finally gets the first first down of the game, but only gains four total yards on the drive following an 11-yard sack of Ryan Finley on third and goal. Austin Seibert hits the 34-yard field goal to make it 3-0 with 5:12 left in the first quarter.
8:35 p.m. — FUMBLE. Ben Roethlisberger can’t control the snap and Josh Bynes pounces on the loose ball. Bengals take over at the Pittsburgh 20-yard line with 9:15 remaining in the first quarter.
8:31 p.m. — Bengals punt. Another three-and-out. Steelers take over at their 19-yard line with 9:22 to play in the first quarter.
8:29 p.m. — Steelers punt. That’s three-straight three-and-outs between the two teams to start the game. Bengals take over at their 24-yard line with 10:58 left in the first quarter.
8:24 p.m. — Bengals punt. Pittsburgh gets the ball back at its 22-yard line with 12:01 remaining in the first quarter.
8:20 p.m. — Steelers punt. Bengals take over at their 26-yard line with 14:00 left in the first quarter. Scary moment there as Derek Watt was lying down motionless after the big hit on the tackle. He’s able to get up and walk to the tent though.
8:15 p.m. — Bengals win the toss. They’ll kick off and the Steelers will get the ball to start.
Browns vs. Ravens start time
- Date: Monday, Dec. 21
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Steelers 26, Giants 16|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Titans 16, Broncos 14|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Raiders 34, Saints 24|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Chiefs 34, Ravens 20|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Packers 30, Falcons 16|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||Saints 30, Chargers 27|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Rams 24, Bears 10|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||Buccaneers 25, Giants 23|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||Patriots 30, Jets 27|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Vikings 19, Bears 13|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Rams 27, Buccaneers 24|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Seahawks 23, Eagles 17|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||Bills 34, 49ers 24|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Ravens 47, Browns 42|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|