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Bengals didn't follow Steelers' script this time
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PITTSBURGHWe all know the script. The Steelers get the football while tied or trailing late in the game. Ben Roethlisberger marches Pittsburgh down the field. Steelers score. Game over. But on this Sunday, it wasn't the same old story. That's because these aren't the same old Cincinnati Bengals.
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"It comes with guys maturing, [new] guys coming in and guys wanting to win," Joseph said. "Right now, we're in the place where we can control our own destiny." Not to mention change the negative perception of a franchise likely heading to only its second playoff berth since 1990. "People are still doubting us," Bengals defensive tackle Domato Peko said. "That really motivates us. We're still trying to gain the respect of everybody. The only way to do that is to win games. We keep this up, people will start to respect us." Begrudgingly, the Steelers already do. "It's a big loss," Roethlisberger said. "It hurts." The Bengals know that pain all too well. Only this time, Cincinnati is the one inflicting it.
|"We have to give them credit. They are the best team in the division right now"|
| Steelers safety Ryan Clark|