[to top of second column]
Pittsburgh, getting good field position because of Kyle Larson's 30-yard punt in a game in which both punters were miserable, tied it two plays after coach Mike Tomlin went for it on fourth-and-1 from the 4, with Russell barely getting the yard to keep the drive going. Roethlisberger hit Hines Ward for 37 yards earlier in the drive.
Reed's 37-yarder with 1:52 left before halftime put Pittsburgh ahead at 10-7. Cincinnati had a chance to tie it or go ahead but couldn't take advantage after Pittsburgh wide receiver Limas Sweed, covering a punt, accidentally allowed the ball to strike his left hand.
The Bengals recovered at the Steelers' 39 with a minute left in the half, but gained only five yards and were out of field goal range when Fitzpatrick threw incomplete on fourth down.
Reed's 38-yarder into a snowy crosswind had just enough distance to make it 13-7 halfway through the third quarter.
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
< Sports index
Back to top
News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries
Law & Courts |
Spiritual Life |
Health & Fitness |
Calendar | Letters to the Editor