Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/5/11
Cincinnati Bengals – 7, Pittsburgh Steelers – 35 This was supposed to be a closer game than this, but no one seemed to tell Andy Dalton (141 total yards, 1 TD) that.  Dalton missed several throws and finally looked a little more like a rookie when he’s looked like a savvy vet for most of the season.  Ben Roethlisberger (176 yards, 2 TDs) surprisingly didn’t have to throw many passes with the special teams and running game taking the lead in a game that really wasn’t ever close.

AJ Green (6-87, 1 TD) was the lone bright spot for the Bengals, catching their only touchdown on the day and looking fairly uncoverable at times.  Green is by far the best rookie receiver this year and can be used with confidence as long as he’s healthy.  Jermaine Gresham (3-37) was the second leading receiver, while no other receiver mattered in this one.

Mike Wallace (3-38, 2 TDs) snapped out of his doldrums long enough to catch two TD passes, even though he only caught three passes on the day.  Antonio Brown (2-67, 1 TD) only had two catches, but he did score on a punt return to show he’s a threat any time he has the ball in his hands.

Cedric Benson (13 car., 52 yards) almost equaled the same yardage he got the last time he played the Steelers, getting just over 50 yards for his worst outing of the year.

Rashard Mendenhall (16 car., 60 yards, 2 TDs) only had 60 yards, but he was able to punch in two short range scores to make for a worthwhile fantasy afternoon.  With the Browns coming to town next week, Mendenhall should be in most lineups for Week 14.
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