If there were any doubt, the Cincinnati Bengals and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton proved that they were for real today.
After racing out to a 14-0 lead, Pittsburgh went cold allowing Cincinnati to pull to within four points.
A second half meltdown by the offensive line put the game in doubt as the Bengals tied the score at 17.
But behind Roethlisberger, the Steelers went on an 11 play 81-yard drive capped off by a nine yard Rashard Mendenhall touchdown run.
While it was not pretty, it was a big win for the Steelers as they move to 7-3 heading into a much needed bye week.
Here is the grade report for the Steelers win over the Bengals.