CINCINNATI — Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.
Shaun Suisham kicked field goals of 42, 47 and 42 yards, and the Steelers clamped down on Cincinnati's Dalton-to-Green connection, holding it to one completion.
The Steelers (3-3) won on the road for the first time this season and improved to 12-2 at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (3-4) fell to 0-6 the last two seasons against Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
Andy Dalton's interception set up Roethlisberger's 9-yard touchdown pass to Heath Miller and a tying 2-point conversion to the tight end with 24 seconds left in the half.
The teams traded field goals in the third quarter.
Roethlisberger's 31-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders moved Pittsburgh to the Cincinnati 14-yard line as the quarter ended.
Both teams needed a win to stay close to AFC North leader Baltimore (5-2), which lost 43-13 at Houston earlier Sunday. The Steelers and Bengals both came in with three losses.
Roethlisberger was 27 of 37 for 278 yards, leading an offense missing its top two running backs and two offensive linemen to injury. Jonathan Dwyer ran 17 times for 122 yards.
The Steelers overcame a first half full of self-destruction to even it up.
The Bengals pulled ahead 14-3 by getting their running game moving behind BenJarvus Green-Ellis and turning a fumble by Roethlisberger into a touchdown.
Andy Dalton's only mistake helped Pittsburgh pull even. He tried to pull up on a pass, but the ball slipped out of his hand and deflected off Bengals lineman Kevin Zeitler to Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley at the Cincinnati 29-yard line with 1:23 left in the half.
Roethlisberger's pass evened it and left him 15 of 21 in the half for 138 yards with a fumble and an interception in the end zone.
The Bengals came out running the ball and had early success against the league's fifth-ranked defense. Green-Ellis carried eight times for 44 yards on the Bengals' first possession.