The Bengals' win over the Steelers was historic | MLB free agency market hot despite impending lockout

The Bengals' win over the Steelers was historic | MLB free agency market hot despite impending lockout

Happy Monday, newsletter readers! It's Shanna McCarriston back to give you the sports news of the weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with lots of good company and good food.

I am thankful for some great football we had over the weekend, especially the Patriots defeating the Titans in what could be a playoff preview. But we won't just be focusing on NFL today -- we also have a lot of MLB news to get to, as well as a look back at a crazy college football weekend.

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The Bengals hosted their AFC North foes the Steelers on Sunday in what ended up being a historic win for the home team. The 41-10 blowout win matched Cincinnati's largest margin of victory over Pittsburgh ever.

It is also the first three-game win streak for the Bengals over the Steelers since 1990The win marks the Bengals' first season sweep of the Steelers since 2009

With the win, the Bengals improved to 7-4 and the Steelers fall to 5-5-1. The Bengals started with a touchdown early and from then on, they did not let up. Joe Burrow finished with 190 passing yards, one interception and one touchdown, while teammate Joe Mixon ran for 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

CBS Sports' own Bryan DeArdo broke down why the Bengals won and why the Steelers lost. Let's focus on Cincy:

DeArdo: "The Bengals' defense, which played with a lead throughout the contest, quickly made Pittsburgh's offense one-dimensional ... Cincinnati's defense also came up with two first half interceptions of Roethlisberger that led to 10 points. Trey Hendrickson's forced fumble of Roethlisberger in the third quarter set up Evan McPherson's second field goal of the contest."

Not only did Sunday's game further prove that the Bengals are legit, but it raised even more questions about the Steelers and their future. Once a divisional favorite, the Steelers are now sitting in last place. 

The Bengals earned an A+ on the day, while the Steelers got an F. Check out the rest of our NFL grades from Sunday right here.

Honorable mentions:

Marcus Semien, Kevin Gausman get paid; Max Scherzer to the Mets?