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Bengals' win over Steelers shows progress needed to end rebuild

PITTSBURGH -- The sounds outside of the visitors’ locker room echoed through the tunnels of Heinz Field.

The slaps on the back thudded and the cheers from the Cincinnati Bengals' players, coaches and other personnel were the sounds of a team celebrating a certain type of win. Sunday’s road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- a team dealing with significant injuries and a fading quarterback -- was going to be the first big benchmark to gauge where the Bengals stand at this point in their rebuilding process.