The Bengals just could not get out of their own way during the first half of play. Special teams allowed an easy two scores for the Steelers early in the contest. To make matters worse, Cincinnati could not get its offense or defense on track.
In the second half, the Bengals were able to mount a slight comeback, but it inevitably fell short due to their early struggles.
Cincinnati still controls its own destiny in the AFC North, but they must right the ship next week against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.
Let's take a position-by-position look to determine exactly where the Bengals went wrong on Sunday night.