Steelers doing what we're best at; making history happen. Proceeding this weekend Pittsburgh woke up 9-0 for the first time in franchise history. Our victorious 36-10 win against the Bengals last Sunday added to our undefeated record. Our rookie Chase Claypool continues to show off and Big Ben put up 333 yards for a season high.
"I attribute it to the guys around me," he said. "It was way more than me. It was a total team victory... Ben does what Ben does, I'm not surprised."
Starting off with a bang, OL Ola Adeniyi has a forced fumbled on a Cincinnati punt return, the Steelers went for a field goal bringing them to a 3-0 start. Following with a punt return by WR Ray-Ray McCloud, the Steelers gained a prime position but settled for a field goal making it 6-0. QB Roethlisberger followed by threw to WR Diontae Johnson for a 12-yard touchdown after an impressive drive initialized by Johnson with a 46-yard pass. This put us as 12-0 due to a failed 2 point conversion attempt.
Going into the second quarter Cincinnati put up a touchdown and extra point in which we responded with a second touchdown, QB Roethlisberger passed to WR JuJu Smith-Schuster to finish off the 78-yard possession and adding to our lead now at 19-7. With Boswell's third field goal in the half, he advanced the Steelers 22-7 finishing with a 15 point lead into the break.
Cruising into the third quarter the QB Roethlisberger throws to rookie WR Chase Claypool for his first TD of the night giving us a 22 point advantage advancing us 29-7. With his fourth TD pass of the night, in the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger threw again to WR Chase Claypool assisted by Boswell's extra point racking the score in at 36-7. Ending the night, the Bengals scored a field goal bringing it up 36-10, but yet not enough to pull off a win.
This coming Sunday we will face the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) away, in Jacksonville. We will see what challenges this week brings, and stay hopeful to continue making history!