Steelers remove Shazier on their approach to another Cincy win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Ryan Shazier stayed overnight in a sanatorium with a behind damage while a rest of a Steelers headed home with nonetheless another extraordinary quip in hand, one that was so many like all a rest during Paul Brown Stadium.

Nasty. Ugly. Way over a edge. And ultimately, a Steelers win.

Antonio Brown held a game-tying 6-yard touchdown pass while holding a strike to a conduct — one of many that crossed a line — and Chris Boswell kicked a 38-yard margin idea on a final play Monday night for a 23-20 feat over a stunned-again Bengals.

The Steelers (10-2) extended their best start given 2004 and remained tied with New England for best record in a AFC. They’ll play in Pittsburgh in dual weeks, a diversion that could confirm home-field advantage for a playoffs.

For now, their biggest regard is Shazier, who is a heading tackler in one of a NFL’s tip defenses. He harm his behind while creation a tackle in a initial entertain and was taken off a margin on a cart. He got tests during a internal sanatorium that indicated no medicine was indispensable “at this time,” a group pronounced in a statement.

Coach Mike Tomlin visited him after a game. The Steelers were carefree that Shazier would lapse to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

“Right now, we’re usually happy that he’s removing a required medical courtesy that he deserves,” Tomlin said.

It was a many frightening damage in a diversion full of infamous and bootleg hits. Thousands of dollars will be handed out in fines by a joining after in a week.

The Bengals (5-7) blew a 17-point lead in their latest meltdown opposite their Ohio River rival, one that radically finished their playoff hopes. It was standard of their self-destruction whenever they play a Steelers. Cincinnati managed usually 13 yards in a fourth entertain while a Steelers finished their comeback. The Bengals had a team-record 173 yards in penalties.

In some ways, it was suggestive of a Bengals’ implosion during a 2015 playoff diversion that helped a Steelers convene for an 18-16 win on Boswell’s margin idea in a shutting seconds.

“It has a feel of when we mislaid a playoff game,” pronounced reserve George Iloka, who strike Brown in a conduct on his restraining touchdown catch. “It’s frustrating to not get a finish outcome we want, year after year.”

Some takeaways from a Steelers’ latest extraordinary nonetheless informed win during Paul Brown Stadium:

SHAZIER’S OUTLOOK: The Steelers will have a severe time replacing Shazier. Pittsburgh has given adult a lot of vast plays lately, though overcome it by removing sacks and turnovers, with Shazier heading a charge.

“When we need a vast play, he’s one of a guys we demeanour to,” linebacker Vince Williams said. “It’s going to be tough.”

STEELERS BIG NUMBERS: After being bottled adult in a initial half, a Steelers’ playmakers has their way. Brown played on an harmed toe that forced him to lay out use final week and had 8 catches for 101 yards. Le’Veon Bell ran for 76 yards and held 5 passes for 106 yards, a initial time that he and Brown had some-more than 100 yards receiving in a same game. Ben Roethlisberger was 24 of 40 for 290 yards, creation him a eighth in NFL story to chuck for 50,000 yards career. He joins Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Dan Marino, John Elway and Eli Manning.

OWN THE BENGALS: The Steelers have won 6 true and 9 of 10 opposite Cincinnati, including that playoff game. So many of them have followed a same book — Cincinnati plays good during a outset, a Steelers find a approach to lift it out during a finish — that zero is unequivocally startling anymore.

“It’s arrange of a best existence TV uncover out there — improved than a Kardashians,” Steelers defensive finish Cameron Heyward said.

BURFICT CARTED OFF, TOO: Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been in a center of many of a distortion in a rivalry. His strike to Brown’s conduct set adult a Steelers’ winning margin idea in a 2015 playoff and drew a three-game suspension. He’s kept adult a argument on Twitter with Bell, who grabbed his facemask and pushed him down in a initial half Monday, sketch a penalty.

In a second half, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster intended Burfict with a high strike and afterwards stood over him, sketch a penalty. Burfict was taken off on a transport and was in concussion protocol.

“I didn’t meant to mount over him,” Smith-Schuster said. “I shouldn’t have finished that. we wish he’s OK and we wish he gets better.”

BENGALS’ GRIM FUTURE: A vast ensign in a top rug read: “Opportunity Knocks Again.” And again, a Bengals blew it. They indispensable to win to have any picturesque possibility during a playoffs. Now, they’ve started a review in Cincinnati about either manager Marvin Lewis will be behind for a 16th deteriorate and either other vital changes are needed. They still haven’t won a playoff diversion given 1990, a sixth-longest strain of futility in NFL history.

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