Team Grades: Bengals Late Meltdown Hands Game To Steelers 18-16The Cincinnati Bengals entered Wild Card weekend confident that they could get coach Marvin Lewis his first playoff win. Instead, Cincinnati squandered away a golden opportunity with an ill-timed fumble and inexcusable penalties, which enabled the Pittsburgh Steelers to steal a playoff win, 18-16, at Paul Brown Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings Blown Out By The Cincinnati BengalsThe Minnesota Vikings were a minor inconvenience for the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton tossed four touchdowns to lead the Bengals to a 42-14 victory. Dalton threw just 11 incompletions and was sacked twice to build a 136.5 quarterback rating. Cordarrelle Patterson was the lone bright spot for the Vikings with a 35.8 yard kick return average, 54 rushing yards and a touchdown.