Burrow, Higgins, Perine carve up Steelers for 37-30 Bengals win

PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Bengals played without star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and lost starting running back Joe Mixon in the first half, but they still had Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins, and that was more than enough to pull away from the Steelers for a 37-30 win at Acrisure Stadium.

Higgins had an absurd nine catches for 148 yards on 13 targets as the Steelers tried nearly every defensive back in Mike Tomlin’s arsenal, but were unable to limit him.

In the first half, the Steelers offense kept pace. After Perine’s first touchdown, the Steelers went right back down the field and answered with a 19-yard scamper by Najee Harris, hurdling a Cincinnati defender to get to the pylon.

But in the second half, the Steelers offense fell apart. They started the third quarter with the ball and went three and out while gaining one yard. On their second drive, they went three and out for six yards. On their third drive, they went three and out and lost three yards.

The Steelers, now 3-7, will have one extra day to lick their wounds before traveling to Indianapolis for their Week 12 game against the Colts on Monday Night Football.

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