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Steelers squash Bengals: Postgame news and updates from Pittsburgh's 30-20 win over Cincinnati in Week 15

The Steelers had a big night on special teams and rested on an outstanding run defense to score a 30-20 victory over AFC North rival Cincinnati Sunday. Stick around here for all the news and features following the game.

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Garvin says he aimed for Huber's chest

BTSC's Dale Grdnic talked to Terence Garvin, recent recipient of a $25,000 fine for a hit on Bengals punter Kevin Huber, getting the low-down from an open-book Steelers player.

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Steelers Film Room: Creating big plays key in win

It has been a theme all year in the Steelers Film Room. The days of consistently winning by grinding out football games in the NFL is over. Teams need big plays in order to win. When the Steelers get big plays, and they do a good job of limiting the other team's big plays, they win. It is really that simple.

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The Steelers improved to 6-8, and I was there

I had the rare opportunity to take in a Steelers game at Heinz Field, Sunday night, against Cincinnati. It was windy. It was freezing, and the Steelers had a losing record. In other words, it was the usual atmosphere for Yours truly.

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DeCastro, Polamalu lead Steelers in PFF grading

Injury-free and playing in their usual positions have fared well for both DeCastro and Polamalu this season. It shows in their production on the field.

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Ben Roethisberger not letting Steelers let up

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won't allow his team to lose, even if it's inevitable.

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Monday Takeaways: Thoughts after a Week 15 win

Pittsburgh puts in solid all-around effort in 30-20 win over Bengals in Week 15.

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Woods, Heyward contribute to strong defensive line

The Steelers held Cincinnati to 57 rushing yards, and kept the explosive Bengals limited to one big play of 19 yards. Al Woods said that was because Cameron Heyward was pushing him.

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Brown 91 yards away from Thigpen's record

If Brown can get half of his average over the 2013 season, he will break Yancey Thigpen's 16-year-old franchise record for receiving yards in a season. He sits 17 catches behind Hines Ward for the receptions record.

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Winners and Losers from Steelers win over Bengals

The Steelers made a bunch of big plays in the victory, with the real winner going to the special teams units that returned a punt for a touchdown and had three successful field goals.

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A SPECIAL NIGHT

Pittsburgh got a few big special teams plays in the first half, and hammered the Bengals physically to take the victory, splitting the season series with Cincinnati and improving to 6-8 on the season.

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Bengals vs. Steelers second half open thread

Steelers special teams and plain physical football launch Pittsburgh to 27-7 lead at halftime. The Steelers will kick off to start the second half.

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Steelers inactives: McLendon out vs. Bengals

Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon will miss Pittsburgh's Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Jason Worilds faces another big money game

Steelers OLB Jason Worilds faces the best right tackle he's faced during his four-game streak of dominance. He will need to perform, just like LaMarr Woodley, because this is the game potential suitors will watch, including his own team.

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Steelers Nation begins to look to the future

The focus for Steelers Nation turns to the future, but for the team their fates will still be determined by present events.

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Key matchups: Le'Veon Bell vs. Vontaze Burfict

Two of the league's rising stars will do battle on a few pass plays when Pittsburgh has the ball Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Bengals

The Steelers are getting optimal conditions for their quarterback, and that quarterback gives the team the ultimate advantage in today's NFL. Cincinnati's offensive line poses perhaps the toughest test of the season for Pittsburgh's defense, but a play or two may be the difference.

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Bengals vs. Steelers: All broadcast information

Playoff hopes are faint for the Steelers, but that's not all that's on the line when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in primetime Sunday.

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Steelers cut Wilson, promote Arnfelt

The Steelers make a roster move a day before an AFC North showdown with the Bengals.

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5 questions with Cincy Jungle

The red-hot Bengals invade Heinz Field for the Steelers' final primetime game of the year. We met up with Cincy Jungle, SB Nation's Bengals site, to discuss the second time these teams will face each other this year.

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Steelers injury report: Keisel out vs. Bengals

Ziggy Hood will start in his place against Cincinnati on Sunday Night Football. Kelvin Beachum will return to left tackle, and Troy Polamalu is expected to play.

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Haley indicates Beachum is LT, if healthy

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley indicated Kelvin Beachum will return to his starting role if he's able to play Sunday vs. Cincinnati.

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Polamalu in one meeting room despite two positions

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has always made linebacker kinds of plays at the line of scrimmage, but the 2013 season sees him lining up there much more often. He joked with BTSC's Dale Grdnic about needing to bulk up, maybe enough to play nose tackle in the future.

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From Bungals to Super Bowl contenders

Cincinnati visits Heinz Field for a prime-time match-up this Sunday with a chance to put the final nail in the coffin of the Steelers playoff chances. It would be the second straight season the Bengals (a three point road favorite) could eliminate Pittsburgh at home. If that's not a sign that times have changed, and that these are no longer the "Bungals," I don't know what is.

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