The Ohio River Rivalry: Steelers vs. Bengals Tickets & Game Info

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Are the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers Rivals?

Yes, the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have been rivals since the merger of the American Football League and the National Football League in 1970. The two teams now occupy the same division (AFC North) and play at least twice a year. Because of a history of injuries and foiled post-season ambition, the Bengals vs. Pittsburgh rivalry is considered one of the fiercest in the NFL.

Who are the Cincinnati Bengals’ Biggest Rivals?

The Cincinnati Bengals’ biggest rivals are their AFC North counterparts: the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens. All inter-divisional rivalries in the AFC North are incredibly competitive, as it is often considered the toughest division in the NFL. The Bengals also have recently developed rivalries with the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs, due to all three franchises having exemplary young quarterbacks.

Who are the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Biggest Rivals?

Though the Steelers’ rivalry with the Bengals runs deep, Pittsburgh has a long and storied past in the NFL, including other rivalries all over the league. The Steelers have historic rivalries with the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens that date back to 1950 and have roots in the early years of the NFL. The Steelers also maintain rivalries with the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders, and Dallas Cowboys.

Game Results Between the Steelers & Bengals

Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals have stoked an intense rivalry characterized by dramatic, controversial moments and competitive, back and forth outcomes. In the 1970s, the Steelers were undefeated at home and swept the Bengals in four separate seasons across the decade. In the 1980s, the Bengals struck back, sweeping the Stealers five times across the decade and briefly leading the overall series in 1990 at 21-20. Since then, the Steelers have run away with the overall total, holding 68 wins in 107 total games entering 2023.

DateHome TeamAway TeamLocationWinnerScore
11/20/2022SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati37-30
09/11/2022BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh23-20
11/28/2021BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumCincinnati41-10
09/26/2021SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati24-10
12/21/2020BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumCincinnati27-17
11/15/2020SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh36-10
11/24/2019BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh16-10
09/30/2019SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh27-3
12/30/2018SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh16-13
10/14/2018BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh28-21
12/04/2017BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh23-20
10/22/2017SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh29-14
12/18/2016BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh24-20
09/18/2016SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh24-16
01/09/2016BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh18-16
12/13/2015BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh33-20
11/01/2015SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati16-10
12/28/2014SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh27-17
12/07/2014BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh42-21
12/15/2013SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh30-20
09/16/2013BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumCincinnati20-10
12/23/2012SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati13-10
10/21/2012BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh24-17
12/04/2011SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh35-7
11/13/2011BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh24-17
12/12/2010SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh23-7
11/08/2010BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh27-21
11/15/2009SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati18-12
09/27/2009BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumCincinnati23-20
11/20/2008SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh27-10
10/19/2008BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh38-10
12/02/2007SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh24-10
10/28/2007BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh24-13
12/31/2006BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh23-17
09/24/2006SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati28-20
01/08/2006BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh31-17
12/04/2005SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati38-31
10/23/2005BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh27-13
11/21/2004BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh19-14
10/03/2004SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh28-17
11/30/2003SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati24-20
09/21/2003BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh17-10
11/24/2002SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh29-21
10/13/2002BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh34-7
12/30/2001BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumCincinnati26-23
10/07/2001SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh16-7
11/26/2000BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh48-28
10/15/2000SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumPittsburgh15-0
11/28/1999SteelersBengalsAcrisure StadiumCincinnati27-20
10/17/1999BengalsSteelersPaycor StadiumPittsburgh17-3

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers History

The rivalry between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers is one of the most intense in the NFL. The two teams first played each other in 1970, and their matchups have been marked by physical play, heated emotions, and memorable moments ever since.

The roots of the rivalry can be traced back to the 1970s, when the Steelers were arguably the most dominant team in the NFL, winning four Super Bowl championships in a six-year span. The Bengals emerged as a competitive team in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and their matchups with the Steelers became must-see TV for football fans.

One of the most controversial moments in the history of the rivalry came during the 2005 AFC Wildcard matchup, when Bengals Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a season-ending knee injury due to a low tackle. The rest of the game featured several violent hits and confrontations between players. The game, which the Steelers won 31-17, resulted in multiple suspensions and fines for players on both teams.

The rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers has remained fierce in recent years, with both teams regularly competing for supremacy in the AFC North. The two teams have faced each other twice a year since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, and their games are always highly anticipated by fans.

Off the field, the rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers is fueled by the proximity of the two teams. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are less than 300 miles apart, and many fans of both teams live in the same region.

Where Do the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals Play?

Formerly known as Heinz Field, Acrisure Stadium is the home stadium of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Located on the north shore of the Allegheny River and the headwaters of the Ohio River, Acrisure stadium is a fixture of the North Shore Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The stadium seats 64,400 patrons and is not only the home field of the Steelers. It hosts occasional NHL® events, including 2011’s Winter Classic and 2017’s Stadium Series. On occasion, Acrisure Stadium stretches its capacity up to 75,000 to accommodate extra fans for concerts from artists like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift.

Paycor Stadium, formerly Paul Brown Stadium, serves as the home field of the Cincinnati Bengals within the National Football League. Nicknamed “The Jungle” after the team’s unofficial rally song “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses, Paycor Stadium opened on August 19, 2000 and has been host to the Bengals since. The traditional bowl floor plan seats 65,515 sports fans and can accommodate up to 67,260 during important NFL or NCAA Football matchups.

Other NFL Matchups

AFCNFC
Bengals vs. RavensBears vs. Cardinals
Browns vs. RavensCardinals vs. Rams
Ravens vs. Steelers49ers vs. Cardinals
Bills vs. ChiefsCardinals vs. Seahawks
Bills vs. DolphinsFalcons vs. Panthers
Bills vs. PatriotsFalcons vs. Saints
Bills vs. JetsFalcons vs. Buccaneers
Bengals vs. BrownsPanthers vs. Saints
Bengals vs. ChiefsBuccaneers vs. Panthers
Bengals vs. SteelersBears vs. Lions
Browns vs. SteelersBears vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChiefsBears vs. Vikings
Broncos vs. RaidersCowboys vs. Packers
Broncos vs. ChargersCowboys vs. Rams
Colts vs. TexansCowboys vs. Giants
Jaguars vs. TexansCowboys vs. Eagles
Colts vs. JaguarsCowboys vs. 49ers
Chiefs vs. RaidersLions vs. Packers
Chargers vs. RaidersLions vs. Vikings
Chargers vs. ChiefsVikings vs. Packers
Dolphins vs. Patriots49ers vs. Rams
Dolphins vs. JetsSaints vs. Vikings
Jets vs. PatriotsBuccaneers vs. Saints
Titans vs. RavensGiants vs. Eagles
Texans vs. TitansRams vs. Seahawks
Colts vs. TitansSeahawks vs. 49ers
Jaguars vs. TitansCommanders vs. Cowboys
Titans vs. SteelersCommanders vs. Giants
Commanders vs. Eagles

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