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NFL: Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 13

Oct. 23, 2005 at 7:33 PM   |   Comments

CINCINNATI, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Willie Parker rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries Sunday to help Pittsburgh beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-13.

Jerome Bettis added 56 yards on 13 attempts, Ben Roethlisberger went 9-of-14 for 93 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in his return from a hyperextended left knee, and both rookie tight end Heath Miller and Hines Ward caught scoring passes for the Steelers (4-2).

For the Bengals, Carson Palmer went 21-of-36 for 227 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the first time this year he failed to throw a scoring pass, but he did run for a score in the fourth quarter.

Cincinnati (5-2) managed just 302 total yards and suffered its second setback in three games after starting the season at 4-0.

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