2. Wide receiver Antonio Brown still returns punts -- even though the Steelers prefer he didn't -- because he is dangerous. He ran a punt back 67 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to put the Steelers ahead 21-0.
Brown, who is averaging 12.9 yards a return this season, posted his third career touchdown on a return. He ran back a kickoff for a score as a rookie in 2010, and he took a punt all the way in 2011.
What we learned about the Bengals
1. The Bengals are not capable of overcoming a nightmare game from punter Kevin Huber.
Huber set up the Steelers' first touchdown when he dropped a snap on the 1-yard line. Later in the first quarter, he suffered a broken jaw on Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown later, getting injured when he was wiped out on a bone-crushing block from linebacker Terence Garvin.
Kicker Mike Nugent took over punting duties, and he averaged 40 yards on two attempts. However, the botched snap and the punt-return touchdown helped Pittsburgh claim a 21-0 lead, and Cincinnati never fully recovered.
2. Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison isn't making much of an impact for the Bengals this season. Harrison left the game late in the first quarter with a concussion, and he did not return. Signed as a free agent in the offseason after spending the first nine years of his career with the Steelers, he has just 30 tackles, two sacks and one interception through 14 games.