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.