Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell exploited the sloppy tackling to run for 134 yards on 35 carries. He also caught three passes for 58 yards, including a long of 42 in which he broke four tackles on his way to setting up the Cincinnati 17-yard line, setting up a Chris Boswell field goal that gave the Steelers the lead for good.
“(Missed tackles) created a lot of issues,” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. “We created the big play to the running back. Tackling was something that I said at halftime we had to do better going into the second half.”