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Bengals using ‘Renegade’ to prepare for the Steelers at Heinz Field in Week 7

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The Bengals are preparing for more than just the Steelers, they are preparing for ‘Renegade’.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are preparing to go head-to-head Sunday at Heinz Field, and the Bengals are using a unique way to prepare for the game. The team has been listening to the Styx song “Renegade” at practice during their preparations.

Doing something like this can usually mean a couple things. The team could be poking fun at the fact the Heinz Field sound board operators use the song during crucial parts of the game to get the crowd, and players, fired up. They also could be actually preparing to hear the song which will likely come blaring out of the Heinz Field speakers at some point in Week 7, to allow them to get used it.

Either way, the Bengals are playing the game with the Steelers, and their fans, but when the two teams go head-to-head on Sunday, a lot will be on the line. A Bengals win will propel them to 3-3, with three straight wins, but a Steelers will will drop the Bengals to 2-4, and facing an uphill battle to just be relevant in the AFC North division again.

A lot on the line, but this would be the perfect opportunity to watch one of the great “Renegade” videos from Heinz Field...

This from the 2017 AFC Wild Card game vs. the Dolphins.

...or this from the 2011 AFC Divisional Round game vs. the Ravens...