The Steelers took  the lead with 8:35  left in the game on a 47-yard  field goal by  Steelers rookie kicker Matt McCrane. Bengals tied the game 2:30 later with a 32-yard field game. the Steelers regained the lead at the two minute  warning with a 35 yard field goal. The defense forced  the Bengals to turn over the ball to seal the victory. For the game,  Ben Roethlisber was 31-45, 287 yds  with 1 with one TD and an interception a pick six.   James Conner had 14 carries for 64-yards.  Ben ended the season with over 5-thousand yards passing and 16 interceptions. Matt Manroe had 3 field goals and an extra point.  The Steelers needed the Cleveland Browns to beat  the Baltimore Ravens to make  the AFC playoffs The Browns lost to the Ravens 26-24.


Ben Roethlisberger throws kis 16th  interception of the year a pick six 58 yd ShawnWillians 58-yds . with 2:12  left in the half  Randy Bullock kicks a 40 yd Field goal.  10-0 Bengals. As time expires Steelers new kicker Matt McCrane kicks a a39yd field goal  Half 10-3 Bengals

Crosby’s 4 points lead streaking Penguins past Blues 6-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to lead the surging Pittsburgh Penguins past the St. Louis Blues 6-1 on Saturday night.

Juuso Riikola, Zach Aston-Reese, Kris Letang, Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who converted on all four power plays. Pittsburgh has won a season-best five consecutive games.

Matt Murray stopped 30 shots to improve to 9-5-1. He has won five straight starts since returning from a lower-body injury on Dec. 15.

Jake Allen allowed four goals on 17 shots before getting pulled for Jordan Binnington almost halfway through the game. Allen fell to 13-11-4 and has been replaced in five of his 29 starts.

Alexander Steen was penalized for high-sticking Bryan Rust nine seconds into the game. Crosby capitalized when he one-timed a pass from Patrik Hornqvist past Allen for his team-leading 17th goal 39 seconds into the ensuing power play.

Crosby has nine points (one goal, eight assists) over his last three games.

Riikola fired a shot from the point past Allen with the Penguins on another power play 5:13 into the second period for his first NHL goal.

Aston-Reese netted his fifth of the season 2:04 later, and Kris Letang followed with his ninth to end Allen’s night.

David Perron scored his 13th with 5:24 remaining in the second to break up the shutout bid.

St. Louis entered on a two-game winning streak but has not won three in a row since taking six straight in March last season.

Guentzel and Malkin scored against Binnington 33 seconds apart in the third period.

NOTES: St. Louis played its 4,000th game in franchise history, making it the 10th NHL team to reach that milestone. . Blues D Alex Pietrangelo returned to the lineup after missing 11 games with a broken wrist. . Pittsburgh has not given up a power-play goal in 14 opportunities during its winning streak.


Penguins: Visit the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

St. Louis: Host the New York Rangers on Monday.