There are three phases to every football game. Sunday, the Steelers failed miserably in two of those phases and wore down in the third phase. That added up to an 18-12 loss to division-leading Cincinnati.á It wasn't just that the Steelers lost. It was that they were beaten by a team that was playing their game, at their stadium, better than they were. Cincinnati physically beat the Steelers on Sunday. There were no high offensive totals for Carson Palmer or Chad Ochocinco. There was no big day from Cedric Benson.á There was (another) long kick return for a touchdown and a suffocating defensive effort that tallied a turnover, four sacks, and an amazing ten passes defensed.á That, plus a usually dominant running game, is how the Steelers have destroyed teams for the better part of the las ...
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