The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to share the best record in the National Football League regular season. Pittsburgh defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-14, Sunday to push their record to 9-1. Jerome Bettis ran for 129 yards while Pittsburgh's blitzing defense created havoc for Cincinnati.
With eight straight wins, the Steelers are off to their best start since 1978, when they had an identical mark en route to their third Super Bowl win in five years.
The Philadelphia Eagles also have just one loss after beating the Washington Redskins, 28-6. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have an 8-1 record and will try to keep pace when they play Monday night in Kansas City against the Chiefs.
The Minnesota Vikings snapped a three-game losing streak by shutting out the Detroit Lions in the second half on the way to a 22-19 victory. Minnesota Quarterback Daunte Culpepper completed 22 of 32 passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Elsewhere in the NFL Sunday:
Buffalo Bills 37, Saint Louis Rams 17
Tennessee Titans 18, Jacksonville Jaguars 15
Denver Broncos 34, New Orleans Saints 13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35, San Francisco 49ers 3
New York Jets 10, Cleveland Browns 7
Baltimore Ravens 30, Dallas Cowboys 10
Carolina Panthers 35, Arizona Cardinals 10
Indianapolis Colts 41, Chicago Bears 10
Seattle Seahawks 24, Miami Dolphins 17
San Diego Chargers 23, Oakland Raiders 17
Atlanta Falcons 14, New York Giants 10
Some information provided by AP.