Two-TD night from Gio Bernard leads Bengals over Steelers

09/17/2013 09:57 AM

After a much anticipated Monday night match-up between rivals Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, the Bengals walked away with their first win of the season — win in which Bengals rookies made a strong first impression on their division rivals.

Rookie running back Gio Bernard stole the show, scoring his first two NFL touchdowns Monday night. Bernard rushed for a 7-yard touchdown in the first half, which was set up by fellow rookie Tyler Eifert’s 61-yard catch. Bernard’s second touchdown came from a 27-yard reception in the third quarter.

The 20-10 victory marked the Bengals’ first win on Monday night since 2007, when they beat the Baltimore Ravens on opening night.

The Steelers are now 0-2 for the first time under Mike Tomlin.

Next, the Bengals take on the Packers, a strong non-conference opponent, at Paul Brown Stadium. It will be another opportunity for Cincinnati to legitimize the preseason hype.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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