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Six aspects: How Bengals defeated Steelers on Monday Night Football

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Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

2. Andy Dalton against Dick LeBeau

Andy Dalton had a great week last week, but he struggled against LeBeau’s defense. He missed quite a few throws early that he normally makes, and it appeared he was not on the same page with his receivers on some routes. Dalton was 3 of 17 passes that went for 10+ yards. While Dalton had a strong second half, he needs to be consistent throughout the game to be considered great.

The defense gave him strong blitzing looks and went after him hard. In the beginning, Jay Gruden chose to pass aggressively, but it appears that once the run game got going, so did Dalton. He still has some steps to make, but passing on the Steelers defense is never an easy thing, especially they’re ranked 9th in the league, and were 1st against the pass last year.
3. Jonathan Dwyer’s Return

Jonathan Dwyer only ran once. This had no real effect on the game.