Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
An elusive rookie made all the difference by darting through the Steelers' defense. Running back Giovani Bernard scored his first two NFL touchdowns, one of them on a short pass that he turned into a 27-yard score, and the Cincinnati Bengals beat Pittsburgh 20-10 on Monday night, extending the Steelers' early misery. The second-round draft pick had a 7-yard touchdown run in the first half before turning a short pass from Andy Dalton into a third-quarter score -- a preview of what the Bengals (1-1) could become with a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. First-round pick Tyler Eifert also had a big play, making a 61-yard catch that set up Bernard's touchdown run. The Bengals piled up 407 yards on one of the NFL's toughest defenses, holding the ball for more than 35 minutes. Pittsburgh fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2002, done in by another game of self-destruction on offense. The Steelers had two turnovers in scoring range and couldn't hold the ball long enough to gi...
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