It was an exciting, close, but brutal, & ugly at times game between 2 AFC North rivals on Monday Night as the Pittsburgh Steelers eked out a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, the game was marred with numerous penalties, some really ugly & a couple of injuries including what could potentially be a serious back injury to Steelers LB Ryan Shazier early in the game. Another injury, though not as serious, still ugly happened in the 4th quarter when Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster put a hard helmet hit on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict in the 4th quarter & then taunts him by standing over him. And the MNF booth rightfully slams him for that act.

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