Ben Roethlisberger took the snap and went to his knee for the final play, tucking the ball under his left arm before heading to the locker room.
Felt like old times for the Pittsburgh Steelers - and like most times when they play in Cincinnati.
The Steelers got their first road win of the season and moved into second place in the AFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Bengals on Sunday night, overcoming potentially devastating injuries and mistakes.
Roethlisberger, a bunch of running-game fill-ins and a determined defense got the Steelers through a tough night, prompting the quarterback to hold onto the ball at the end.
''That is the first time that we have done the `victory formation' this year to end it,'' he said.
After dropping their first three road games and putting their season on the brink so early, the Steelers (3-3) closed in on Baltimore (5-2), turning the division back into a familiar two-team race.
''It puts us right there in the hunt,'' safety Ryan Clark said.