Steelers come in with bad attitude

ROB LONGLEY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:01 AM ET

CINCINNATI -- Hines Ward was intent on doing what the Pittsburgh Steelers always seem to do when they come here.

Humiliate the opposition.

Ward had just scored a third-quarter touchdown to give the Steelers a 24-6 lead and broke out in a TD dance mocking that of Bengals receiver Chad Johnson.

Perhaps the NFL's most accomplished road warriors, the Steelers have now won 10 consecutive games away from Heinz Field. They are now 5-1 at Paul Brown Stadium as well and clearly weren't impressed with the resurgence of their division rivals.

"Guys went hard and understood how important the game was," Steelers linebacker Joey Porter said. "We were out there fighting."

Prior to kickoff, Porter was chirping to anyone wearing Bengals orange who who would listen. During the game, the Steelers were flagged for a series of bad attitude penalties, such as taunting.

They also saved some attitude for the running game, especially in the second half when they called 13 rushing plays in a row.

"I think I only had 14 passing attempts," said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who never has lost an NFL road game in his two seasons in the league. "I have no problem with that. This was our biggest challenge of the year and we executed pretty well."


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