Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt celebrates a sack in the first quarter against the Bengals on Monday night in Cincinnati. 

CINCINNATI — The Pittsburgh Steelers did not jump out to the start that they were hoping for on Monday night in Cincinnati, as their host, the Bengals, outpaced them 17-0 in the first half. 

The Steelers looked much improved early in the second half, cutting the lead to 17-10, but the Bengals recovered and managed to run out the clock late to hold on for a 27-17 win. 

For more, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

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