The stage is set. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will finally get to settle the score between these two AFC North rivals in the AFC Wild Card game this Saturday night. The two teams split their season series, both winning on the road, and it has been a controversial, and penalty-filled, series this season.
In their first meeting, the Bengals got the last laugh at Heinz Field as Ben Roethlisberger continued to make crucial mistakes, this coming off a knee injury which sidelined him for 4 weeks. The Steelers lost more than the game, but also Le'Veon Bell due to a Vontaze Burfict tackle.
What ensued between the Steelers and Bengals carried over into the Week 14 matchup which had over $130,000 dollars in fines levied to both the Steelers and Bengals in the week following the game. The Steelers were victorious on the Bengals turf, and will have to do so again Saturday if they want to extend their season.
There is no better way to get revenge against your bitter rival than to send them packing. Who will be packing their bags and heading home early, well, only time will tell.
Get all the information you need for this AFC North rubber match below:
DeAngelo Williams (foot) +
QB Andy Dalton (Right Thumb) +
TE Ryan Hewitt (Knee) +
+ - Did not practice
* - Limited in practice
Date/Time: Saturday, January 9, 8:20 p.m. EDT
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Game Odds: Steelers (-2)
Distribution Map: Nationally Televised on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
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