American Football - Steelers win at home to frustrate Cincinnati

Cincinnati blew a playoff opportunity on Sunday with a 30-20 defeat at the hands of division rivals Pittsburgh Steelers that will keep the Bengals from clinching a post-season spot this week.

Needing a win and a Baltimore loss on Monday to secure their spot, the Bengals (9-5) were upended as their three-game winning streak came to an end.

Antonio Brown scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass and a 67-yard punt return in the first quarter, as the Steelers (6-8) scored the first 24 points of the game and led 27-7 at halftime.

Pittsburgh added a field goal in the third quarter before Cincinnati ran off 13 points in the fourth where their rally fell short.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 191 yards and a score for the Steelers while Andy Dalton tossed 230 yards and two scores for the Bengals.