Steelers vs. Bengals: News and updates leading into Week 2

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You already know to start A.J. Green. This is for all the other Steelers and Bengals you own.

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You already know to start A.J. Green. This is for all the other Steelers and Bengals you own.

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Adams, Paulson struggled vs. Michael Johnson

Bengals DE Michael Johnson probably had fun Monday night. Neither Mike Adams nor David Paulson could contain him. Both second-year players struggled in other areas of the game as well. If the Steelers expect to run, they'll need better play from both

Adams, Paulson struggled vs. Michael Johnson

Bengals DE Michael Johnson probably had fun Monday night. Neither Mike Adams nor David Paulson could contain him. Both second-year players struggled in other areas of the game as well. If the Steelers expect to run, they'll need better play from both

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Steelers Week 2 inactive list

Steelers sit Curtis Brown, and Shaun Suisham will kick against Bengals.

Steelers Week 2 inactive list

Steelers sit Curtis Brown, and Shaun Suisham will kick against Bengals.

Suisham warming up, Steelers may have three CBs

It appears the Steelers will have three players listed as CBs active in their Week 2 game against Cincinnati. The Steelers signed K Shayne Graham this week in case Shaun Suisham couldn't play. Suisham should kick, and Graham is still on the roster.

Harrison represents the past while future is clear

Over the last few seasons, pundits have consistently claimed the Steelers' defense is too old. But the organization continues to pump fresh blood into the unit that makes the Steelers the Steelers.

McLendon—ballet-dancing nose tackle set for MNF

McLendon uses a combination of power and grace in his game, and judging by his Week 1 performance, he's set for a national stage Monday against Cincinnati.

Nickel defender Thomas surprised by promotion

Rookie Shamarko Thomas was surprised when he was told he'd be filling in as the Steelers nickel defender in wake of the injury to Cortez Allen. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau knows he's excited, but has confidence in him.

An open letter to James Harrison

Go easy on your former team, James, unlike what you did Nov. 5, 2007.

Steelers can be better without Pouncey

Bill Simmons' "Ewing Theory" fits the Steelers and Maurkice Pouncey so well, it's almost scary. The Steelers kick off against Cincinnati on Monday Night Football, and perhaps the loss of Pouncey will make them a better running team.

5 reasons why the Steelers will beat the Bengals

The Bengals are seven point favorites against a team they've beaten just once in the last four games. Cincinnati is a good team, but a beatable one. Here's why.

Being 'thoughtfully non-rhythmic' against Dalton

Approaching Dalton, a quarterback the Steelers have dominated in the four games he's played against them, is a mental battle, but one the Steelers can win.

Key matchups: Bengals DEs vs. Steelers OTs

Pittsburgh needs outstanding rebound performances from offensive tackles Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert to help stifle Cincinnati's talented defensive ends in what could be a defensive standoff at Paul Brown Stadium Monday.

Kirby Wilson disappointed in RBs in Week 1

Upgrades have been made to the Steelers' pass protection, including moving Kelvin Beachum from center to tight end and the re-signing of running back Jonathan Dwyer.

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Another roster move likely coming Sunday

The Steelers will have some new faces on the defensive side of the ball. Making their first starts Monday are Jarvis Jones and ILB Kion Wilson. Expect the Steelers to make another roster move Sunday, likely including the release of K Shayne Graham.

Jones ready for first NFL start

Steelers rookie OLB Jarvis Jones will be a part of an emerging defense that's bringing pressure back to Blitzburgh. Trust and awareness will be key for a new-look Steelers defense.

Steelers Injury Report: Allen out Monday

An ankle injury will keep Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen out for Monday's game against Cincinnati. Heath Miller is also out, and Curtis Brown is doubtful. Shaun Suisham will kick for Pittsburgh.

James Harrison sacked Ben four times in college

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has met James Harrison previously. Harrison had his best collegiate game, at the expense of the Miami quarterback in 2001.

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