CINCINNATI – It wasn't pretty, at least for a half.
But by the time it was over, the results were as they usually are when the Pittsburgh Steelers trave to Cincinnati.
After a slow start, Pittsburgh's offense exploded for 28 second-half points.
And Cincinnati's once-potent offense had no answer as the Steelers routed the Bengals, 38-10, Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati, which managed just 212 total yards and allowed seven sacks, falls to 0-7.
Cincinnati failed to record a first down until there was 4:47 remaining in the first half, eliciting a mock cheer from the home crowd.
Moore did a nice imitation of Parker on Pittsburgh's opening possession of the second half, scooting 24 yards around left end on the Steelers' first play from scrimmage and finishing off a 55-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown run, untouched around left end.
Down 17-7, the Bengals mounted a drive, taking the ball to the Pittsburgh 5-yard line. But LaMarr Woodley sacked Fitzpatrick on second down and Cincinnati settled for a 26-yard field goal to cut the gap to 17-10.
Roethlisberger, who finished 17 of 28 for 216 yards and two touchdowns, secured the win in the fourth quarter, throwing a perfect 50-yard bomb to Nate Washington for a touchdown and a 24-10 lead.
Moore added another touchdown run – from two yards out – and Byron Leftwich, subbing for Roethlisberger with the game in hand, threw a 16-yard TD pass to Hines Ward coming out of the two-minute warning to finish off a 21-point fourth quarter.