A forgotten first half ended up being lapidary for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who fell 27-17 in their visit to the Cincinnati Bengals and who now accumulate three consecutive defeats after starting the season by winning their first 11 games, a mark of the franchise.
Ben Roethlisberger had a fumble and suffered an interception, while JuJu Smith-Schuster also released a ball after a reception, in which there were three losses well used by the Cincinnati team, since these were transformed into 17 points with the that the Bengals went with the lead at halftime.
Young people Bernard transformed two of those three turnovers into touchdowns of four and 14 yards, the first on the ground and the second off a Ryan Finley, respectively.
In the second half, the Steelers snagged after going within seven points in the third quarter on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to Diontae Johnson.
However, in their first offensive series of the fourth quarter, the Bengals took off thanks to a 23-yard run from Finley, after a hoax with Bernard that the entire Steelers defense ate, putting the result more uphill for the from Pittsburgh.
With this defeat, a streak of nine consecutive wins for the Steelers in Monday night games, plus the Bengals they cut a 10-game losing streak against bitter divisional rivals.
After starting the season 11-0, Pittsburgh has squandered three straight chances to clinch the American Conference North title, where it has a game ahead of the Cleveland Browns, a team it will face in the final week of the bell.
Probowl player list revealed
The NFL Regular Season is in its final weeks, and the list of players who will be part of the 2021 Pro Bowl was revealed, being Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers the quarterbacks that lead the voting.
The NFL released the names of the players chosen for the Pro Bowl (which was scheduled for Sunday, January 31, but will not be played due to the pandemic), having to Mahomes as the leader in the American Conference, thanks to his 13-1 record with the Chiefs of Kansas City, in addition to its 4,462 yards, 36 touchdowns and five interceptions.
While at the National Conference, Aaron Rodgers points to another dream season with Packers the Green Bay, where they occupy the first position in that sector. This 2020, Rodgers has 3,828 yards, 40 touchdowns and four interceptions.
The Chiefs and Packers tied the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks for the top-ranked Pro Bowl teams, with seven elements each.
Five teams have no players chosen for the next Pro Bowl: the Jaguars of Jacksonville, Jets from New York, Bengals of Cincinnati, Cowboys from Dallas and Panthers from Carolina.
From the list revealed yesterday, the absence of stellar quarterback Tom Brady stands out, who this season at the controls of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, accumulates 3,886 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.