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Bengals vs. Steelers 2014: News and updates leading into Week 17

Steelers players Twitter reactions to AFCN win

There was plenty to celebrate inside the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room following their 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. The players took to Twitter following their AFC North winning performance.


Steelers survive wild and painful Week 17 battle with Cincinnati Bengals, and claim their first AFC North title since 2010.

Le'Veon Bell injured in second half

Low hit from Bengals safety Reggie Nelson sends Bell, the team's MVP, to the sideline in the second half of a 20-10 game.

Bengals vs. Steelers second half open thread

Steelers paced by Brown's punt return, two interceptions, and take lead into locker room. Steelers will kick off to start the second half.

Ben has 'minor stomach illness,' will start

Roethlisberger will start despite "minor" stomach illness.

Bengals at Steelers first half open thread

Winners hosts Baltimore, loser heads to Indianapolis.

Winning the AFC North is important.....obviously

The Steelers are already in the playoffs, but clinching the AFC North with a win over the Bengals would mean so much more than just a championship hat and t-shirt; it would set Pittsburgh up for a much more plausible path to the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Football: Who to start and sit vs. Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals square off for the AFC North division title in Week 17, and who you start, or sit, could have a major impact on your weekly lineup or your fantasy football league championship.

Status of Polamalu, Taylor undecided

The Steelers' secondary may go a second straight game without Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu, leading to concerns the Bengals will throw short and utilize downfield blocking on Pittsburgh's smaller secondary, just like the Chiefs did.

The impossibility of stopping A.J. Green

Neither hell nor high-water nor quarterbacks hanging him out to dry will stop Bengals WR A.J. Green in a pass-favored NFL. So how do you stop the Bengals? Let them rely entirely on Green, who will play less than a week after taking a savage hit.

5 reasons the Steelers will win the AFC North

In what looks to be a tough division championship game, possession and ball security will be key. Both of those goals are areas of comfort for the Steelers, who are looking for their first division championship since 2010.

Broadcast details for Sunday Night Football

The Steelers and Bengals kick off at 8:30 p.m. Sunday for the AFC North championship. Here are all the details on how to watch tonight's Sunday Night Football game.

5 questions with Cincy Jungle

The first one was so good, we decided to make another one. The stakes are raised, a division championship is on the line in Week 17. Find out what Cincy Jungle writer Scott Bantel felt about this game at the beginning of the year.

The Standard is The Standard Week 17 vs. Bengals

Lance Williams and Jeff Hartman met up for a holiday edition of The Standard is The Standard, going over the ins and outs of the AFC North title game against Cincinnati Sunday.

Steelers vs. Bengals: Who the experts are taking

The 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers hopes of winning the AFC North has boiled down to a Week 17 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. See who the experts pick to win this prime time grudge match on Sunday night.

Taylor, Polamalu both limited Wednesday

The Steelers may need some bulk in their secondary against a strong and well-balanced Bengals' offense.

Steelers want more than just division championship

Their wish may be for their first AFC North title since 2010 this holiday season but their goal goes well past December 25.

Mike Mitchell, secondary excited for re-match

Mike Mitchell and the Pittsburgh secondary are licking their chops for a rematch against A.J. Green and the Bengals, the latter of which lit up the Steelers in their last meeting.

Lots of reasons to love Le'Veon in Week 17, beyond

The Steelers' team MVP rolls into the final regular season game of the year fresh off being selected to his first Pro Bowl.

Steelers may want to look big early vs. Bengals

The Steelers may want to shake things up against the Bengals, and look to land big plays early in the game.