While ugly, a win vs the Steelers is a thing of beauty

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Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) talks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) after the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals were finally able to exercise their demons against the Pittsburgh Steelers and get a rare home win over Big Ben, who lost just his third game in state of Ohio since coming to the NFL in 2004.

While no one will mistake the Steelers team for one of their two championship teams over the past seven years, any win over them and getting off to a 1-0 start in the AFC North is big.

It was also the second-straight win over Pittsburgh after last year’s epic road win knocked them out of the playoffs, and with them sitting at 0-2 now, the Bengals may very well have killed their playoff hopes once again.