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Steelers' DeCastro on Bengals: 'We don't like them'

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are crystal clear on their feelings for the Cincinnati Bengals.

"We don't like them. They don't like us," said Steelers offensive lineman David DeCastro, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I'm not going to sit here and give you bulletin board material, but that's as simple as it can be."

Set to face the Bengals on Sunday, the Steelers know that a Pittsburgh loss would hand the AFC North to Cincinnati. It would also establish the first Bengals sweep over the Black and Gold since 2009 after Cincy knocked off the Steelers 16-10 in Week 8.

"We just didn't play that well," DeCastro said of that defeat. "We didn't block for Ben (Roethlisberger). Guys weren't getting open. It was one of those offensive days when nothing went right. We have to be better up front. That's our goal as an offense as well, too."

The Bengals are a legitimate threat for the AFC's top seed, but the Steelers have also evolved into one of the NFL's most-prolific offensive attacks. Winning three of their last four, Pittsburgh is averaging 35.8 points per game over the past month after scoring a mundane 21 points per tilt over their first eight outings.

The difference of late? Roethlisberger is playing out of his mind, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant are a pass-catching nightmare for defenses and veteran back DeAngelo Williams has filled in capably for the lost Le'Veon Bell.

Forget what happened back in Week 8: We're staring at the game of the week in the AFC.

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