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Previewing The AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals

As training camp fast approaches, I’ve decided to break down the current state of the rest of the AFC North heading into the 2015 NFL preseason. A comprehensive Pittsburgh Steelers breakdown will follow my analysis of their three divisional opponents early next week. We’ll being by taking an in-depth look…



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AFC North 2015 Draft Class Recap: Cincinnati Bengals

In the National Football League, priority number one is making sure that you can win your division, because you play those three teams twice a year, making up over a third of your schedule, and there’s no better route to the postseason than winning more games than your rivals. While…


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AFC North Draft Day Two In Review

Day two of the 2015 NFL Draft was an active and interesting one for the AFC North, with the division greeting 10 new players during the course of the second and third rounds. Because of the load of players, there is no need for a long introduction, so let’s just…


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AFC North 2015 Draft Needs: Cincinnati Bengals

During the lead-up to the 2015 NFL Draft, we’ve had you covered breaking down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster by position and looking to how that corresponds to what they might do during the draft later this week. But the Steelers aren’t the only team in the league, nor are they…


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AFC North Pre-Draft Movements: Cincinnati Bengals

With the 2015 NFL Draft now just a few weeks away and the vast bulk of the free agency period now behind us, we have already gone through the roster changes that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made on a position-by-position basis. Now it’s time to turn our focus to the…


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AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 1: Cincinnati Bengals

If you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, then the opening day of free agency was basically a total snoozefest, outside of the front office evidently prank calling Darrelle Revis’ agent, unless there is some other reasonable explanation for that communication. But that wasn’t the case around the rest of…


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AFC North Free Agency Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

We have spent the last couple of months exhaustively examining the pending free agency period from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ perspective, but we haven’t nearly discussed what’s going on around the rest of the AFC North enough, so from now until the start of free agency, we will be taking a…


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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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Bengals Place LB Vontaze Burfict On Injured Reserve Tuesday

When the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Cincinnati Bengals in the regular season finale they won’t have to face linebacker Vontaze Burfict once again as he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of an ongoing problem with his left knee. Burfict reportedly had arthroscopic knee surgery in late…


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Steelers Fantasy Football Stat Projections Versus Bengals

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Week 14 – December 7, 2014 Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals It has been a pleasure to provide these weekly previews for you on Steelers Depot. Hopefully you are reading this week because we have helped throughout the year and you are…




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Bengals Injury Report: Eight Players Sidelined Wednesday

The Cincinnati Bengals have now released their first official injury report of the week and it shows that eight players sat out Wednesday. Not practicing Wednesday were linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), defensive end Robert Geathers (hip), fullback Ryan Hewitt (illness), wide receiver James Wright (knee), guard Mike Pollak (knee), defensive…


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Steelers Could Be Tied For AFC North Lead By End Of The Night

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns Thursday night and the game figures to be an entertaining one. Should the Browns wind up winning the game, they will be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North at 6-3. The Browns, however, have lost 17…


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Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict To Miss A Few Games After Having Knee Scoped

The Cincinnati Bengals might get wide receiver A.J. Green back this week, but they will definitely be without one of their top defensive players Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told the media Wednesday that the middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict will likely miss at least the next…


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Running Against Different Fronts: How The Steelers Matched Up

By Alex Kozora It’s no secret the Pittsburgh Steelers run game struggled in 2014. They tied for 27th in the league in yards per game, a paltry 86.4. Only two teams had a worst yards per carry mark than Pittsburgh. Throughout the season and reviewing game tape, it seemed apparent…


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Steelers Film Room: Breakdown Of New RB LeGarrette Blount

By Alex Kozora We’ll continue our free agency series with former New England Patriot running back LeGarrette Blount, who was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 28th. In the four games I looked at, Blount always lined up in the backfield so there isn’t much to chart pre-snap. Post-snap charting…


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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named 2013 Second Team All-Pro

The Associated Press has now announced their 2013 NFL All-Pro team and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown earned second-team honors for his 110 catch, 1,499 yard season. Brown, who set a new franchise single-season receiving yardage record in 2013, was the only Steelers player to earn All-Pro honors which…





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Mike Adams Showed A Little Bit Of Nasty Late Against The Bears

During his weekly talk with the media on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he would like to see his offensive line play with more attitude moving forward after starting the 2013 season 0-3. “Be tough. Be nasty,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday prior to practice. “If you have to get a…


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Inside The Tape: Break Down Of Steelers Versus Bengals

By Alex Kozora Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE First Half – Opening KR coverage. Front five: Kion Wilson, Terence Garvin, Chris Carter, Shamarko Thomas, and Jarvis Jones. David Paulson and Michael Palmer the next two with Al…