Originally written October 21, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
The Steelers are 3-3, tied in the wildcard race with three other teams, and it has to feel great. After losing games they shouldn't lose, the Steelers have taken a decisive first step in the right direction by topping the Bengals 24-17 after trailing early. Ben Roethlisberger was his usual self, throwing for nearly 300 yards, but the big story was third-string-running-back-turned-starter Jonathan Dwyer running all over the Bengals for 122 yards. The Steelers were the only team to win from the AFC North this weekend, and the win plants them firmly back in the playoff race; although they have a long way to go before they catch the 5-2 Ravens. Still, they have to feel far better now than they did at the start of the day. This was also the Steelers first divisional game of the season. Considering that they still have to play the Ravens twice, control of the Steelers' season is in their own hands. The Steelers executed much better this weekend than they did a week...
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