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38 - 10 Final
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Moore helps Steelers down winless Bengals

Oct 19, 2008 - 9:59 PM CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- The loss of Willie Parker has not been a problem for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mewelde Moore scored three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Steelers to their third consecutive win, a 38-10 triumph over the woeful Cincinnati Bengals.

Starting in place of the injured Parker for the third straight game, Moore rushed for 120 yards and a pair of scores on 20 carries. He also hauled in a 2-yard TD catch in the first quarter to open the scoring.

"We gave him the game ball," Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin said of Moore. "He is fast becoming a favorite in the locker room. We make no secrets about how we feel about each other and its based on deeds."

Parker had missed the last two games because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and was expected to return for this contest, but he aggravated the injury Tuesday and has not practiced since.

Moore was called upon again and he did not disappoint. Moore gave Pittsburgh a 17-7 lead with 8:29 left in the third quarter,breaking off a 13-yard TD run for his first rushing score of the season.

A five-year veteran out of Tulane, Moore struck again with 5:17 remaining in the game to put away the contest. He plowed in for a 2-yard TD to give the Steelers a 31-10 advantage.

"I signed here as an in-case-of," said Moore, who mostly returned kicks for the Minnesota Vikings the last four seasons. "It's awesome to come in and be the new guy, to step in and study hard. Its awesome to see the work paying off and getting respect from your teammates."

Ben Roethlisberger passed for 216 yards and two touchdowns - including a 50-yard strike to Nate Washington - for Pittsburgh (5-1), which improved to 3-1 on the road this season.

A Findlay, Ohio native, Roethlisberger has not lost to the Cleveland Browns and Bengals in his home state.

"I'll take the blame for the first half," Roethlisberger said. "The line played great, they blitzed almost every play. We were able to pick them up and communicated."

Tomlin said his team played hard but was a little rusty coming off a bye week.

"We were concerned about our execution coming out of the bye," he said. "We played fast, but we need to get better. We left some points on the field in the first half."

Roethlisberger took a break after Moore's final touchdown of the day, but the Steelers' offense did not. Backup Byron Leftwich connected with Hines Ward for a 16-yard score with less than twominutes to play, providing the final margin.

Ryan Fitzpatrick had 164 passing yards and a score for the Bengals, who are off to an 0-7 start for the fifth time in 18 years. Fitzpatrick delivered a 5-yard TD pass to Chad Johnson just before the half to close the deficit to 10-7 at the break.

"I'm angry. It's not good. It's not what professional football is all about," Lewis said. "We haven't had a fragile mindset until today. I think it would be interesting to see the sequence of plays and events that brought that on."

The Bengals allowed seven sacks.

"That definitely hurt us," Fitzpatrick said. "We were between the 30- and 40-yard-line. If we get a first down, who knows? I felt like we could have gone in there and scored."

Cincinnati also lost its first-round draft choice Keith Rivers in the first quarter on a hard crackback block by Hines Ward.

"Keith sustained a broken jaw," Lewis said. "He will probably be lost for the year."

"I'm not going to change the way I play," Ward said of the block, which was within the rules and well before the whistle. "There was no penalty on the play."








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 10 0 7 21 38
    CINCINNATI 0 7 3 0 10 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PIT - TD, MEWELDE MOORE 2 YD PASS FROM BEN
    ROETHLISBERGER (JEFF REED KICK),
    5:04. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards in
    5:04. Key plays: Roethlisberger
    29-yard pass to Ward on 3rd-and-7
    to Cincinnati

    Oct 19 4:04 PM


  • NFL
    TD PIT
    HINES WARD 16 YD PASS FROM BYRON LEFTWICH
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 38
    CINCINNATI 10 1:54 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Steelers 38, Bengals 10  4th - 1:54Oct 19 3:57 PM


  • NFL
    TD PIT
    MEWELDE MOORE 2 YD RUN
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 31
    CINCINNATI 10 5:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Steelers 31, Bengals 10  4th - 5:17Oct 19 3:46 PM


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    TD PIT
    NATE WASHINGTON 50 YD PASS FROM BEN ROETHLISBERGER
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 24
    CINCINNATI 10 8:17 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Steelers 24, Bengals 10  4th - 8:17Oct 19 3:35 PM
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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 10 0 7 17
    CINCINNATI 0 7 3 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PIT - TD, MEWELDE MOORE 2 YD PASS FROM BEN
    ROETHLISBERGER (JEFF REED KICK),
    5:04. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards in
    5:04. Key plays: Roethlisberger
    29-yard pass to Ward on 3rd-and-7
    to Cin

    Oct 19 3:19 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    DAVE RAYNER 26 YD
    PITTSBURGH 17
    CINCINNATI 10 2:38 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Steelers 17, Bengals 10  3rd - 2:38Oct 19 3:08 PM


  • NFL
    TD PIT
    MEWELDE MOORE 13 YD RUN
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 17
    CINCINNATI 7 8:29 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Steelers 17, Bengals 7  3rd - 8:29Oct 19 2:56 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 10 0 10
    CINCINNATI 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PIT - TD, MEWELDE MOORE 2 YD PASS FROM BEN
    ROETHLISBERGER (JEFF REED KICK),
    5:04. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards in
    5:04. Key plays: Roethlisberger
    29-yard pass to Ward on 3rd-and-7
    to Cincinn

    Oct 19 2:31 PM


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    TD CIN
    CHAD JOHNSON 5 YD PASS FROM RYAN FITZPATRICK
    (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 10
    CINCINNATI 7 0:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Steelers 10, Bengals 7  2nd - 0:36Oct 19 2:28 PM
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  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 10 10
    CINCINNATI 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PIT - TD, MEWELDE MOORE 2 YD PASS FROM BEN
    ROETHLISBERGER (JEFF REED KICK),
    5:04. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards in
    5:04. Key plays: Roethlisberger
    29-yard pass to Ward on 3rd-and-7
    to Cin

    Oct 19 1:43 PM


  • NFL
    FG PIT
    JEFF REED 21 YD
    PITTSBURGH 10
    CINCINNATI 0 0:42 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Steelers 10, Bengals 0  1st - 0:42Oct 19 1:40 PM


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    TD PIT
    MEWELDE MOORE 2 YD PASS FROM BEN ROETHLISBERGER
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 7
    CINCINNATI 0 9:56 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Steelers 7, Bengals 0  1st - 9:56Oct 19 1:16 PM
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