The Pittsburgh Steelers got a much-needed win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals and here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed.
Le’Veon Bell – Bell became just the second player since 1960 to record 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games. Bell scored three touchdowns and ran for 185 yards on 26 carries in the game and also chipped in another 50 yards on six receptions.
David DeCastro – The Steelers ran the power to the left with success quite a bit Sunday and DeCastro was cracking skulls with regularity when asked to pull to that side. It looked like the former first-round draft pick was back at Stanford in this game.
Arthur Moats – Moats recorded four total tackles, two sacks a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Bengals. The Steelers needed a big showing out of him with James Harrison sidelined with a knee injury.
Cameron Heyward – Another strong game up front for Heyward, who had a sack and four total tackles. The Bengals only rushed for 86 yards in the game and 35 of them came on two runs.
Mike Mitchell – Mitchell continues to fail to give deep help when it is really needed. The two deep passes to A.J. Green were killers.
Ike Taylor – Taylor was no match for Green, who recorded 11 catches for 224 yards and a long touchdown.
Troy Polamalu – like Mitchell, Polamalu was a liability in the secondary against the Bengals. Polamalu also should have recognized Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on the read-option gallop that resulted in a 20-yard touchdown.