Steelers Beat Bengals, Gronk Suspended + More NFL Stories
Steelers rally to beat Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Boswell started and completed the Pittsburgh Steelers' rally from a 17-0 deficit against the Bengals on Monday.
Boswell drilled a 38-yard field goal as time expired to give the Steelers a 23-20 victory at Cincinnati. Boswell hit two field goals in the fourth quarter after nailing a 30-yarder on the final play of the first half.
The winning kick came less than four minutes after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass while taking a hit to the head while landing in the end zone.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 290 yards and Le'Veon Bell had 182 total yards as the 10-2 Steelers extended their best start since 2004. They remain tied with New England and Philadelphia for the NFL's best record.
Pittsburgh stormed back after A.J. Green's second touchdown reception of the night put the 5-7 Bengals ahead by 17 with 31 seconds left in the first half.
The Steelers lost leading tackler Ryan Shazier to a back injury in the first quarter. Shazier was carted off the field and taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was carted off in the fourth quarter after JuJu Smith-Schuster leveled him with a high hit, then taunted him by walking over him.
Giants coach and GM are out
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have made a midseason coaching change for the first time in 41 years following a 2-10 start that also cost their general manager his job.
Head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese have been fired less than a year after the team made the playoffs. The decision follows Sunday's 24-17 loss at Oakland, five days after McAdoo benched two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith.
Defensive coordinator and former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo (spag-NOH'-loh) will serve as interim coach for the final four games and will decide whether to put Manning back in the starting lineup. Co-owner John Mara admits he wished the quarterback switch had been handled better.
The Giants' woes have been fueled by a porous offensive line, an inconsistent running game, injuries to their top wide receivers and an underperforming defense.
McAdoo is the first coach to be let go by the Giants at midseason since Bill Arnsparger was replaced by John McVay seven games into the 1976 season. McVay's grandson currently is head coach of the Rams.
UNDATED (AP) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been given a one-game suspension by the NFL for his late hit to the head of Buffalo defensive back Tre'Davious White on Sunday.
White had just intercepted a pass and was lying face down on the sideline when Gronkowski body-slammed him, driving his forearm into White's back and head.
Bills coach Sean McDermott says White has entered the concussion protocol.
Gronkowski plans to appeal a suspension that would keep him from playing next Monday at Miami.
In other NFL news:
— Bills quarterback Tyrod Tylor has a bruised patellar tendon in his left knee, leaving his status uncertain for Buffalo's game against Indianapolis on Sunday. Taylor was injured on the first play from scrimmage in Sunday's 23-3 loss to the Patriots, but he played into the fourth quarter before being sidelined in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman.
— The upper deck of the Pontiac Silverdome finally came down on Monday following a second attempt to implode the facility. The upper section was scheduled to fall on Sunday, but it stayed up after some explosive charges failed to detonate.