Antonio Brown was questionable to play on Monday night due to a toe injury, but he did play, and he performed in a big way. The star wide receiver caught the game-tying six-yard touchdown pass with 3:51 left in the fourth, while Chris Boswell hit the game-winning field goal as time expired for a 23-20 Pittsburgh Steelers' win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Boswell hit two field goals in the fourth, as the Steelers rallied from a 17-point deficit in their 10th win of the season. Le'Veon Bell also stepped up by running for 76 yards and catching five passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. It was a physical game, to say the least, which Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger explained after the game as "AFC North football," That included Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier getting carted off the field with a back injury in the first quarter. Reports say that Shazier will not require surgery. Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was also carted off after JuJu Smith-Schuster's high block in the second half. Smith-Schuster would then stand over Burfict, which the Bengals did not take too lightly. The 10-2 start is the Steelers' best since 2004 as they move on to host the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday night. The Bengals fell to 5-7 on the year and will play host to the Chicago Bears next week.
Love, Cavs Rout Bulls for 12th Straight Win
The Cleveland Cavaliers are now beginning to distance themselves from the rest of the Eastern Conference, and they can thank a now 12-game win streak for that. Dwayne Wade and Kevin Love had 24 points apiece in a 113-91 rout of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Monday night. Love added 13 rebounds for the double-double, as the Cavs shot 51 percent and improved to 17-7 after their 5-7 start. LeBron James added 23 points in Cleveland's ninth road win, as they extended their longest win streak since the 2014-15 season. They have not lost since dropping a close one in Houston against the Rockets on November 9th. Wade was participating in his first game in Chicago since agreeing to a buyout last season. He shot 9-of-13 from the floor, while James was 9-of-15 and added seven rebounds and six assists. The Bulls were led by Kris Dunn's 15 points, while Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday had 14 apiece in Chicago's ninth straight loss. They fell to an Eastern Conference-worst 3-19 and they will visit the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The Cavs will look to extend their win streak to 13 when they play host to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Florida State Remains Unbeaten With Upset of Florida
The Florida State Seminoles may have just played themselves into the AP Top 25 rankings come next week after Monday night's major upset. The Seminoles improved to 7-0 with an 83-66 upset rout of their in-state rivals and fifth-ranked Florida Gators. Terance Mann scored 25 points, while C.J. Walker added 17 in just the Seminoles' second road win of the year. It was also their fourth straight win over the Gators, which is the longest win streak in the schools' 68-year series history. Mann finished the night 11-of-17 from the floor and added eight rebounds for the Seminoles. The Gators had entered the game at 99.6 points per game, which was No. 1 in the country, but were able to shoot just 36 percent, including 4-for-20 from three-point range in the loss on Monday. They also turned the ball over a season-high 17 times in the loss, which was their second of the season. They were coming off a tough defeat against top-ranked Duke, which saw them blow a 17-point lead in the final 10 minutes. Jalen Hudson had 16 points, while KeVaughn Allen added 15 for the Gators, who were also out-rebounded, 51-37, by Florida State. The Seminoles will return home on Wednesday to play host to Loyola (MD), while the Gators look to bounce back when they host Loyola (IL) tomorrow night.