Cincinnati Bengals: Top 10 Games of 2015 Season

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Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans react in the stands against the Seattle Seahawks at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans react in the stands against the Seattle Seahawks at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) reacts after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Bengals won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

7. Bengals 16, Steelers 10

Despite this being one of the most boring games of the Bengals’ entire 2015 season, a win against the Steelers has to fit on here somewhere.

Andy Dalton’s abysmal performance (23-for-38, two interceptions) through three quarters almost led to a loss, but his clutch fourth-quarter touchdown pass to A.J. Green, coupled with some great defense, led to an eventual Cincinnati victory.

Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard only managed 72 rushing yards on 16 carries (Bernard only got one carry all game long) and couldn’t find the end zone. If it weren’t for A.J. Green’s 11-catch, 118-yard performance–he caught a touchdown too, the Bengals likely would’ve lost this game.

However, Cincinnati’s defense played quite well. Reggie Nelson picked off two passes and Shawn Williams added a third. The Bengals got a hand on eight passes, they sacked Ben Roethlisberger three times, recorded five tackles for loss and held Pittsburgh to just 10 points.

Heath Miller came up big for the Steelers, catching 10 passes for 105 yards, but that seemed to come as a result of holding Antonio Brown in check. Brown only caught six passes on 11 targets, gaining 47 yards and scoring a touchdown.

Overall, if it weren’t for some outstanding defense, the Bengals would’ve easily lost this game. But a win against the Steelers is always nice, no matter how ugly.

What made this game special:

The Bengals held Antonio Brown, and pretty much the entire Steelers offense, in check and came out with a huge victory at Heinz Field.

For more on the Bengals’ Week 8 win, make sure to check out the game recap.

Next: 6. Rams 7, Bengals 31

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