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Steelers Injury Report: Despite physical game, Pittsburgh remains relatively healthy

The Pittsburgh Steelers went 12-rounds with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14, and despite the physical nature of the game, the Steelers remain a relatively healthy team heading into Week 15.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals were out for blood in Week 14, but it seemed it was Cincinnati who left battered, not Pittsburgh.

After the game head coach Mike Tomlin spoke of only two notable injuries to his team. Mike Mitchell (shoulder) and Bud Dupree (tail bone). Tomlin said both players should be "okay", but Tomlin's post-game comments have been known to be lessened as players like Ryan Shazier have missed game time after "bumps and bruises" associated with playing football, according to Tomlin.

The Bengals were not as lucky as the Steelers, in terms of injuries. Not only did Cincinnati lose the game 33-20 with a chance to clinch the AFC North and a playoff spot, but they also lost several key players to injury. Quarterback Andy Dalton fractured the thumb on his throwing hand, and despite reports of him being out for the season, the starting quarterback will miss a significant amount of time to allow his thumb to heal.

Tyler Eifert, one of the best tight ends in the NFL, also left the game due to a concussion suffered in the 1st quarter. On top of those two players, Vontaze Burfict also left the field of play a number of times throughout the game.

The Steelers now look ahead to the Denver Broncos coming to Pittsburgh in Week 15, as the Steelers look to continue their winning ways in the month of December as they hope to secure their second straight postseason berth.