Why this game is intriguing: One of the NFL's hottest teams vs. just the opposite. Winners of five of six, the Cincinnati Bengals can clinch a playoff spot with a win. Cincy can also knock the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the hunt, triggering a de facto end to an injury-played, trying season for Mike Tomlin's squad. There will be few hugs on the field in this one, featuring two teams that don't care for each other. Making matters more interesting is the matchups. An aggressive Cincinnati defensive front against a makeshift Steelers offensive line. Receiver A.J. Green against a Pittsburgh secondary that seriously struggled to cover last Sunday. The fast-twitch Steelers receivers against a Bengals defense that allows few teams the opportunity to go deep. Can Cincy ruin Pittsburgh's season?
Published: Dec 19, 2012 at 08:31 AM
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