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Breaking Bengals – 3 Keys to Victory Against Cincinnati

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already clinched a playoff berth after beating the Kansas City Chiefs but they remain in the driver seat to win the AFC North when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. A home playoff game and the third seed would be huge to the Steelers and the…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Friday Night Five Questions

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field and the winner gets the AFC North title. At worst, a loss would likely result in the Steelers playing the Indianapolis Colts on the road during the first week of the playoffs. We have a lot more content…



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Bengals Injury Report: Several Players Still Sidelined Thursday By Flu Bug

The Cincinnati Bengals practiced on Christmas day and it appears as though the flu bug is continuing to make its way around the locker room. Not practicing Thursday were linebacker Chris Carter (knee), safety Reggie Nelson (illness), cornerback Terence Newman (illness), kicker Mike Nugent (illness) and tackle Andrew Whitworth (not…





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Steelers Defense Getting Into Playoff Form

Three weeks ago against the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense looked like Swiss cheese getting shredded by Drew Brees and Kenny Stills.  While Brees only put up 250 yards on them, he was extremely efficient while doing so, and they got rocked with 143 yards on the ground….



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Steelers Film Room: Near Sacks Result in Splash Plays

Splash plays and a lack of sacks. Two components that have made this version of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense difficult to watch and certainly uncharacteristic of seasons past. Those two areas can be separated by inches and fractions of a second. And after combing through some of the recent big…


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Steelers Must Prevent Chiefs QB Alex Smith From Making Plays With His Legs

This coming Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers defense will have their hands full trying to contain the Kansas City Chiefs two-headed rushing attack of running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis. If that’s not enough, they’ll also have to make sure that they contain Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who’s not afraid…


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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Steve McLendon

The return of nose tackle Steve McLendon to the lineup was a welcome sight for the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing action since the Jets game. With their nose tackle back on the field, the defense did a better job of controlling the Cincinnati Bengals’ rushing attack, which is where McLendon…



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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Stephon Tuitt

Rookie Stephon Tuitt made his first career start last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, after serving in a limited capacity for most of the first 12 games of his career. Presumably, he will also start the last three games of his rookie season, all but cementing his place in the…


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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Sean Spence

When the Pittsburgh Steelers finally got rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier back healthy, he returned to action on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he did so seeing time only on special teams, being kept off the field on defense. Sean Spence, who has started in his absence, once again started…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals Game Rewind – First Half

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. First Half – KR unit. Front five. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Robert Golden, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake. Michael Palmer/Matt Spaeth, Cody Wallace/Will Johnson. Josh Harris served as the upback for Markus Wheaton. –…


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Steelers vs Bengals I Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Special teamer Terence Garvin got the half off to a good start by making the tackle on the opening kickoff at the 15-yard line. The Steelers were able to collapse…


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Steelers vs Bengals I First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers opened the game with running personnel, with three tight ends including Will Johnson, but then split out four wide, taking advantage of an easy matchup for Antonio Brown…


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David Todd: Quick Thoughts: Steelers Versus Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to be one of the NFL’s most difficult teams to figure out. Coming off an embarrassing home loss to New Orleans they traveled to Cincinnati to take on the division-leading Bengals and blew them out of Paul Brown Stadium 42-21. Following a formula that proved effective…


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Steelers Film Room: Red Rifle Read-Option

In the Sunday win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed quarterback Andy Dalton to dash 20 yards on a read-option play for a touchdown in the second quarter. That play brought back bad memories of the long touchdown run last season by Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor…


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Stephon Tuitt Shows Motor In First Career Start

The Pittsburgh Steelers afforded rookie Stephon Tuitt the opportunity to make his first career start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he made the most of that chance by hardly leaving the field. He logged 57 of the team’s 65 defensive snaps, which was the most by a defensive…



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Steelers Leap Largest Hurdle With Road Victory Over The Bengals

As detailed last night, the Pittsburgh Steelers exited Week 14 in position for the playoffs in control of their own destiny in terms of winning the AFC North. As a matter of fact, short of a Baltimore Ravens loss, the week could have hardly broke better for Pittsburgh. The Indianapolis…


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Arthur Moats Makes An Impact Despite Splitting Snaps

Arthur Moats signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers during the offseason with the mentality that he would not concede to a backup role. That would have been his likely destination had Jarvis Jones not gotten injured, but the Steelers did believe in his belief and versatility enough to carry him as…


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Steelers Vs. Bengals: Winners And Losers From Week 14

The Pittsburgh Steelers got a much-needed win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals and here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed. Winners: Le’Veon Bell – Bell became just…