PITTSBURGH — The Cincinnati Bengals lost their grip on the ball. Then they lost their grip on the game.
Their coronation as the new power in the AFC North is going to have to wait at least one more week.
Antonio Brown caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score in a 64-second span in the first quarter and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Bengals, 30-20, on Sunday night.
Shaun Suisham added three field goals for the Steelers (6-8), who built a 24-point lead and hardly looked like a team playing out the string.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 20 of 25 passes for 191 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Le’Veon Bell added 117 yards of total offense. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.