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Cheer loud, here we go Steelers!

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This is a big game.

The Steelers win, they're in a great spot heading into their Week 12 bye. Lose, and it's a steep uphill climb.

The Steelers play current division-leaders the rest of the way after the bye, although that's likely to change. Still, a slate of New Orleans, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Kansas City and Cincinnati is a tough five-game stretch. Winning tonight will help put the pressure on the rest of the AFC North.

All are watching tonight, to be sure.

The Steelers are likely to attack on the ground, hoping to get their ground game going again for the first time in a month. It's a make-or-break game for Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers' interior offensive line. Both will need to perform well.

Defensively, the Steelers will need to be prepared for a ground attack in their own right. The more long downs they can create to make rookie Zach Mettenberger drop deep, the better.

Please be respectful in the open thread. Argue but keep it above the belt. Cheer loud, here we go Steelers!