Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals 31 to 17

Sunday, January 8, 2006, Wild Card Round

The Steelers began their playoff run on the road against the Bengals on Sunday, January 8, 2006. The Steelers won, 31-17 and advanced to play Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals finished their season 11-5-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


Pittsburgh Steelers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
346 202 144 0 19

Coaches

Head Coach: Bill Cowher Assistant Head Coach: Russ Grimm Offensive Coordinator: Ken Whisenhunt Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau Quarterbacks Coach: Mark Whipple Wide Receivers Coach: Bruce Arians Offensive Line Coach: Russ Grimm Running Backs Coach: Dick Hoak Tight Ends Coach: James Daniel Offensive Assistant Coach: Matt Raich Defensive Line Coach: John Mitchell Linebackers Coach: Keith Butler Defensive Backs Coach: Darren Perry Assistant Defensive Backs Coach: Ray Horton Defensive Assistant Coach: Lou Spanos Special Teams Coach: Kevin Spencer Conditioning Coordinator: Chet Fuhrman Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Marcel Pastoor Conditioning Assistant Coach: Marcel Pastoor Director of Football Operations: Kevin Colbert Player Development: Ray Jackson Assistant Athletic Trainer: Ryan Grove


Cincinnati Bengals offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
327 243 84 2 19

Coaches

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis Assistant Head Coach: Paul Alexander Offensive Coordinator: Bob Bratkowski Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Bresnahan Quarterbacks Coach: Ken Zampese Wide Receivers Coach: Hue Jackson Offensive Line Coach: Paul Alexander Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Bob Surace Running Backs Coach: Jim Anderson Tight Ends Coach: Jonathan Hayes Defensive Line Coach: Jay Hayes Linebackers Coach: Ricky Hunley Assistant Linebackers Coach: Paul Guenther Defensive Backs Coach: Kevin Coyle Assistant Defensive Backs Coach: Louie Cioffi Special Teams Coach: Darrin Simmons Assistant Special Teams Coach: Paul Guenther Staff Assistant: Paul Guenther Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Chip Morton Strength Assistant: Ray Oliver Area Scout: Greg Seamon