NFL Latest: Bengals struggling reduction Andy Dalton

By The Associated Press

The latest from a NFL wild-card games Saturday (all times EST):


9:44 p.m.

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking like they skip Andy Dalton.

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a 6-0 halftime lead over a Bengals during a messy and slimy dual buliding during Paul Brown Stadium interjection to a span of Chris Boswell margin goals. While a Bengals have kept Ben Roethlisberger and All-Pro far-reaching receiver Antonio Brown in check, Cincinnati and quarterback AJ McCarron have finished small opposite a league’s 21st ranked defense.

The Bengals managed all of 56 yards in a initial half. McCarron finished only 7 of 14 passes for 59 yards. His interception to Pittsburgh’s Antwon Blake set adult Boswell’s initial margin goal.

Cincinnati’s delegate is traffic with a span of injuries. Safety Reggie Nelson is out with a destitute left ankle and dilemma Dre Kirkpatrick is controversial with left quad injury.

Pittsburgh using behind Fitzgerald Toussaint — who came in with 69 career yards of sum offense — had 81 in a opening half on 38 yards rushing and 43 receiving.


8:46 p.m.

After gripping things cold in pre-game warmups, a Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals got irritable once a diversion started.

The Steelers were called for a integrate of 15-yard penalties in a opening quarter, including one by Hall of Fame descent line manager Mike Munchak, who was flagged for pulling Cincinnati reserve Reggie Nelson after Nelson pushed Steelers using behind Jordan Todman out of bounds.

Nelson left a diversion after tweaking his left ankle while sacking Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Nelson tied for NFL lead with 8 interceptions and has picked off Roethlisberger 6 times in a teams’ final 7 meetings.

Pittsburgh’s using diversion is doing excellent but harmed starters Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams. Backups Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman total for 50 yards in a initial 15 minutes, yet a Steelers did remove fullback Will Johnson to a hamstring injury. He is puzzled to return.

The teams were scoreless after one quarter.

— Will Graves stating from Cincinnati.


7:49 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and a Cincinnati Bengals played good this time.

The dual rivals went by their pregame workouts but occurrence on Saturday night in a run-up to their wild-card matchup, never entrance within 10 yards of any other. Then again, they didn’t unequivocally have most choice, as members of both coaching staffs supposing a black-clad DMZ during a 50.

It was a sheer contrariety from Pittsburgh’s final revisit to Paul Brown Stadium, when Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict crossed over to a Steelers’ side of a margin before kickoff and exchanged difference with Pittsburgh linebacker Vince Williams. The indirect pulling and shoving set a tinge for a irritable 3 hours that culminated with a biased 33-20 Steelers’ win.


7:35 p.m.

The Chiefs are on to New England or Denver.

Kansas City kick Houston 30-0 on a highway for a 11th true win to allege to a AFC local round. Andy Reid and a Chiefs now have to wait a few hours to find out their subsequent opponent.

If a Bengals kick a Steelers in a night game, a Chiefs will play Denver for a third time this season. They kick a Broncos on a highway 29-13 in Week 10. The Broncos won in Kansas City, 31-24, in Week Two.

If a Steelers win, a Chiefs will revisit a Patriots.

The Chiefs final played New England in 2014. They kick adult on Tom Brady in a 41-14 victory.

Kansas City overcame a 1-5 start and won a final 10 regular-season games.


6:40 p.m.

Chiefs far-reaching receiver Jeremy Maclin left a margin in tears on a transport after injuring his right knee in a third entertain and Texans All-Pro J.J. Watt is controversial to lapse since of a groin injury.

There was no evident word on a border of Maclin’s injury. He missed a whole 2013 deteriorate since of a ripped right ACL.

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