Though Pittsburgh have mostly dominated this rivalry, it has heated up in recent seasons due to Cincinnati's resurgence among NFL teams. Even during Cincinnati's dismal years in the 1990s and early 2000s when they were one of the NFL's worst teams, they would at times get the better of Pittsburgh, who were usually the dominant team in the division during the "Bungals" years. One notable example came in 1999, when Cincinnati's swept Pittsburgh in the season series while finishing 4-12 overall. (Their other two wins came against Cleveland, who had returned to the NFL as an expansion team that season.) Pittsburgh themselves were going through a rare down year, finishing 6-10 for the season.