Team Grades: Bengals Late Meltdown Hands Game To Steelers 18-16The Cincinnati Bengals entered Wild Card weekend confident that they could get coach Marvin Lewis his first playoff win. Instead, Cincinnati squandered away a golden opportunity with an ill-timed fumble and inexcusable penalties, which enabled the Pittsburgh Steelers to steal a playoff win, 18-16, at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals Are Team To Beat In AFC As Steelers Ready For Week 14 MatchupThe Cincinnati Bengals (10-2) have been chewing up opponents on their way to a week 14 matchup with AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5).
Unbeaten Bengals Ready For Unpredictable SteelersThe Cincinnati Bengals (6-0) will visit Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) after the bye week with strength on both sides of the ball.
Injury Report: Green's Status Key To Bengals' Chances On Sunday Against ColtsArguably the Cincinnati Bengals' best player, wide receiver A.J. Green is iffy for Sunday's playoff game in Indianapolis against the Colts. He didn't practice on Friday and hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Green can't go, the pressure might double for the Bengals to win their first postseason contest since 1990.
Colts Haven't Forgotten Last Meeting With BengalsThe Indianapolis Colts haven't forgotten their last meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in week seven of the 2014 regular season, and look to capitalize on Bengals letdown.
Team Grades: Steelers AFC North Champs With 27-17 WinThe Pittsburgh Steelers played a gritty game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night at Heinz Field, losing Le'Veon Bell to injury but claiming the AFC North with a 27-17 win.
Injury Report: Steelers Dedicated To Win Week 17The Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) have spent the week preparing for the Cincinnati Bengals (10-5-1) at Heinz Field with three players questionable, but the team is dedicated to the win for fans.
Opponent Profile: Steelers Look To Sweep Cincinnati In Week 17The Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) will host the Cincinnati Bengals (10-4-1) at Heinz Field on Sunday night, challenging for the AFC North title and playoff position.
Team Grades: Steelers Use Fourth Quarter To Maul Bengals, 42-21The Pittsburgh Steelers utilized an effective offense in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game to hand the Cincinnati Bengals a 42-21 loss. Pittsburgh moves to 8-5 on the season and tied for second in AFC North.
Injury Report: Steelers Face Bengals With A Few Battle ScarsThe Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) travel to Paul Brown Stadium to face the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals (8-3-1) on Sunday where several injuries could come into play for both teams.
Opponent Profile: Bengals Pose Threat To Steelers AFC North AspirationsThe Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) face the (8-3-1) Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday December 10, 2014, with the AFC North title in play.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Brian Hoyer, Jeremy Hill And A.J. GreenAt the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game did not appear to be an ideal television choice.