You get your occasion, You want to shine, Bernard discussed. The loss the other day, We wanted to get this win, And we ended up it. We knew we that is required it, Most definitely against a rival like the Steelers. Shared eight times for 38 yards, Including a 7 yard landing in the first quarter to give the Bengals a 7 3 lead. And he turned his lone response of the game, A short dump off from qb Andy Dalton, Into a 27 yard landing that broke a 10 10 tie and gave Cincinnati the lead for good. Drafted him to be a guy that resourceful, A guy that can keep moving around and catch the ball out of the backfield and make big plays, Dalton explained. Just what we got out of him. It exciting to see him come out and play big in a game this way. By the 21 yr old Bernard and bolstered by the return of eight year veteran tackle Andrew Whitworth from a knee injury, The Cincinnati offense assemble its best performance against the Steelers that any current Bengals player, Despite of age, Had ever thought. Don even know how many plays they made to stop us, Whitworth defined. Some of the incomplete passes we had some miscommunication slightly, And we left some runs out there which will have been bigger plays. In fact, We consider it the tiniest bit of a sloppy effort. Bengals began to emerge from the slop late in the first quarter after a replay review ruled that Pittsburgh tight end David Paulson fumbled at the end of a 34 yard reception that could have given the Steelers, Who had been already leading 3 0, A primary down at the Cincinnati 16. Adam Jones got beat the actual play, But he chased Paulson down and stripped the ball from behind and reinstituted it. Then Dalton took the Bengals 87 yards in five plays with a 61 yard pass to rookie tight end Tyler Eifert buying Bernard first score. Was amazing, Dalton agreed. That we actually got things going. Mike Nugent 44 yard field goal made it 10 3 at the beginning of the second quarter, But the pittsburgh steelers got even on a five play, 65 yard drive that Ben Roethlisberger capped with a 1 yard TD pass to Derek Moye on the first play once the two minute warning. Dalton, Who polished off 25 of 45 for 280 yards, Tested out 32 of his 45 passes in the first half, 10 close to he had in any first half of his career. The Bengals only ran the ball 10 times in the first two quarters despite calculating 5.3 gardens per carry. But in the better half Cincinnati ran the ball 24 times and threw just 13 passes, With BenJarvus Green Ellis completing with 22 carries for 75 yards. Were some praiseworthy plays we had in the first half, So we took a step back and re looked at everthing, Bengals head inform Marvin Lewis said. Did a nice job released(In the other half). Ran it four times and passed it four times on the drive that ended with Bernard landing catch for a 17 10 lead. And the Bengals opened the fourth quarter with another balanced drive of seven rushes and seven passes that covered 57 yards and ended with a Nugent 25 yard field goal for the next margin. At this point, With the just 7:46 left at the tables, The Pittsburgh offense had produced minus 2 yards of total offense in the better half. But Roethlisberger got the pittsburgh steelers moving and drove them to the Bengals 27 before Reggie Nelson picked off a third down pass to end the drive. Green Ellis and the offense then ate up another three plus minutes before giving the ball back to the pittsburgh steelers with 1:43 to, And time in the ran out with them at the Cincinnati 16. Roethlisberger, Who had been 9 1 in games played at PBS, Was 20 of 37 for 251 yards with one landing and one interception, But the going game was non existent with just 44 yards on 16 carries(2.8 per move) As the Steelers dropped to 0 2 in my ballet shoes since 2002. We are a annoyed group right now, Pittsburgh head instructor Mike Tomlin said. Disheartened in a natural response. On the flip side, We have to accept and acknowledge that we weren well enough tonight.