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OVERALL GAME GRADE—B
Led by Troy Polamalu, the secondary for Pittsburgh shined despite the absence of some key elements thanks to injury.
Cortez Allen and Keenan Lewis stepped up and had huge days in limiting the production of players such as A.J. Green. Both have had issues in the past few weeks, but managed to step up and make crucial plays at certain points in the game.
In not so shocking news, Polamalu had another great game. He’s been slowly returning to his old self after missing nine games, so his performance all over the field against the Bengals was good to see. He compiled eight total tackles and a sack.
It was the secondary that gave up the final pass to A.J. Green, which allowed the Bengals to kick the game-winning field goal. Despite this, it’s hard to knock the secondary after a stellar effort.