After the tweet, the fines, the pre-game scuffles...it seems fitting the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will square off one more time this season. The only difference is this time the game is for keeps. Winner moves on, loser goes home.
The Steelers and Bengals split their regular season series, both teams winning on the road in their opposition's stadium. This might be good news for Pittsburgh, especially when looking at Ben Roethlisberger's stellar record in his home state of Ohio.
Nonetheless, with the Steelers and Bengals slated to go head-to-head in the AFC Playoffs, the date and time have finally been set.
#Steelers will play at Cincinnati next Saturday night 8:15 start— Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) January 4, 2016
The Steelers and Bengals will be the prime time game on NBC with Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth calling the game. The NFL also released the divisional round schedule.
If #Steelers win, they would get Denver in second round as the 4:40 p.m. game the following Sunday. If Cinci wins, it travels to NE Saturday— Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) January 4, 2016
If the Steelers beat the Bengals in the Wild Card round, they have then be traveling to play the No. 1 seed Denver Broncos on Sunday, January 17th at 4:40 p.m. EDT.
This marks the second consecutive playoff berth for the Steelers, but the team hasn't won a playoff game since 2010 when they eventually lost to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl 45.