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Big Ben powers Steelers past Cincy

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Ben Roethlisberger threw a pair of touchdown passes while becoming the Steelers' all-time completions leader in a 35-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Roethlisberger completed 15-of-23 passes for 176 yards, giving him 2,026 career completions. Terry Bradshaw owned the previous record with 2,025.

Mike Wallace was on the receiving end of both of Roethlisberger's touchdown throws, while Rashard Mendenhall added 16 carries for 60 yards and two scores for Pittsburgh (9-3).

The win gave the Steelers a two-game lead over the Bengals (7-5) for the top spot in the AFC North. Pittsburgh also holds a one-half game advantage over the Baltimore Ravens for first place in the division. Baltimore will play Cleveland on Sunday to try and keep pace with the Steelers.

Andy Dalton completed 11-of-24 passes for 135 yards and a score for Cincinnati before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a hip injury.

A.J. Green paced all receivers with six catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort.

12/04 16:06:09 ET