Mixon, coming off a rugged 123-yard, two-TD performance in a win over Las Vegas last week, pounded away for 117 yards in the first half and helped the Bengals cruise to a third straight win over their AFC North rival after losing 11 straight in the series.
The Steelers (5-5-1) are winless in their past three games. Los bengalíes (7-4), dominated by Pittsburgh for so many years, have stamped themselves as a legitimate playoff contender.
Cincinnati scored on its first four drives, and former Steeler Mike Hilton returned a Ben Roethlisberger pass for a 24-yard touchdown late in the first half to push the Cincinnati lead to 31-3 at the intermission.
The Bengals defense kept Roethlisberger from getting any real traction until it was too late. He was picked off twice and sacked twice, finishing with 263 yardas. His 15-yard TD pass to Pat Freiermuth came late in the game.
Burrow was 20 por 24 por 190 yardas, throwing a 32-yard touchdown pass to Tee Higgins, and scrambling and diving for an 8-yard TD to open the scoring in the first quarter for the Bengals.
Higgins had six catches for 114 yards and a TD.
Steelers: LB Robert Spillane suffered a knee injury and didn’t return. … CB Joe Haden was ruled out (pie). … OL J.C. Hassenauer (pectoral) and TE Eric Ebron (rodilla) were put on injured reserve on Saturday.
Bengals: OL Riley Reiff suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter and was questionable to return. … OL Trey Hopkins left in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
HASTA LA PRÓXIMA
Steelers: Host Baltimore next Sunday.
Bengals: Host the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.