QB Ben Roethlisberger
Big Ben didn’t put up special numbers, but, surprisingly, he didn’t have to in order for the Steelers to get the victory. You can attribute much of that to the Bengals’ woes. Roethlisberger finished the night completing 20 out of his 25 passing attempts, and he threw for 191 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Roethlisberger didn’t have to do much in this game, but he still played rather well. His only mishap came on an awfully under-thrown pass, which ended up being intercepted.
WR Antonio Brown
Very few players in the NFL are great returners and receivers. Antonio Brown caught a touchdown, and returned a punt for a touchdown. Also, Brown is one of two players to have caught at least five passes in each game this season. Against the Bengals, Brown caught five passes for 66 yards. And, per usual, he showed off his great ability to make a play in the open field. Brown has solidified himself as a true No.1 wide receiver in the NFL; no debate is needed.
RB Le’Veon Bell
Le’Veon Bell continues to impress week after week. Bell complied over 100 yards from scrimmage versus the Bengals. One of the very reasons the Steelers drafted Bell was because of his ability to make plays in the passing game, and he is really starting to show off what he can do. His stats do not do him justice. Bell has a lot of potential; his sophomore season will be very intriguing.
FS Ryan Clark
Ryan Clark is punching his ticket to retirement, or perhaps ESPN. Clark’s 2013 campaign has been very ugly. And against the Bengals, Clark continued that trend. He played awfully in run support. He missed two very easy tackles. Clark has been missing tackles all season long. Although, he did not make any huge mistakes in coverage, versus the Bengals. Nonetheless, Clark’s play was bad. Good luck in your future endeavors, Clark.