Cockrell, defense ‘take 18 out of the game’

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Robert Golden tackles A.J. Green. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Steelers surrendered 366 passing yards, turned the ball over twice and recorded just one sack against the defending AFC North champions Sunday at rain-drenched Heinz Field.

But even with an admittedly sloppy performance, they controlled most of the game against the Bengals and emerged with a 24-16 win and the early inside track in the division.