Breaking down Steelers vs. Bengals history on Monday Night Football

Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Sam Wyche, right, gives instructions to Turk Schonert.Wyche31a /

Most Rushing Touchdowns

The Monday night game against the Bengals with the most rushing touchdowns goes back to Pittsburgh’s 1977 win. The Steelers had three rushing touchdowns in that game. However, Pittsburgh on Monday night against the Bengals has not had more than one rushing touchdown since 1986.

Conversely, the Bengals have never had more than two rushing touchdowns in a game.  Again, those two touchdowns came in their 1985 romp. Since 1992 the Bengals only have two rushing touchdowns total on Monday night against Pittsburgh.

Victimizing the Quarterback

The most interceptions in one game against the Bengals? Well, it was in a game Pittsburgh won 38-17. The Only Steelers quarterback to toss three picks in a Monday night Bengals game is David Woodly. The reason the game was lopsided in the score is in addition to the three interceptions thrown by Woodley, is the Donnie Shell and Dwayne Woodruff both had a pick-six for Pittsburgh.

The Worst night the Bengals ever had in throwing picks was in their 38-17 loss in 1984. Pittsburgh victimized Turk Schonert five times and Kenny Anderson once. Two of those went for touchdowns as well. However, the Bengals have not thrown more than one interception against the Steelers on Monday Night Football since 1985.

Oddly enough, neither the Bengals nor the Steelers have thrown more than two interceptions in one game on Monday Night Football since 1985 – an astounding 35-year span.