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Steelers vs. Bengals: News and updates leading into Week 2

Steelers Stock Watch after win over Bengals

The Steelers have now won three games in a row against their most hated rivals

Steelers Twitter reaction after win over Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to outlast the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 at Heinz Field. See what the players said on social media following the game.

Winners & Losers after Steelers win over Bengals

After every contest there are players who do well and could be labeled a 'winner', and those who don't play well and could be dubbed a 'loser'. We break down who falls into which category after Week 2 of the regular season..

Injury Report: Steelers unscathed after Bengals gm

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-16 in Week 2, but the cherry on top of their sundae was the team not suffering any major injuries during the contest.

Steelers top Bengals 24-16 in sloppy affair

Style points don't matter, and that is a good thing as the Steelers defeat the Bengals 24-16 in an ugly affair at Heinz Field.

PIT vs. CIN: 1st Quarter updates and open thread

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Be sure to get all the information necessary to keep you up-to-date with scores, injuries and the best discussion around in our open thread.

Steelers inactives vs. the Bengals in Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers are gearing up for a huge game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. See who won't be getting a helmet on game day.

Report: Ryan Shazier to play vs. Bengals in Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers got some good news today as it is being reported Ryan Shazier will be in the lineup vs. the Bengals in Week 2.

Expert Picks: Who they like in Steelers vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in their first AFC North action of the 2016 season. It should be a good game, but who are the experts picking to win this game at Heinz Field?

Adams, Paulson struggled vs. Michael Johnson

Bengals DE Michael Johnson probably had fun Monday night. Neither Mike Adams nor David Paulson could contain him. Both second-year players struggled in other areas of the game as well. If the Steelers expect to run, they'll need better play from both

Steelers Week 2 inactive list

Steelers sit Curtis Brown, and Shaun Suisham will kick against Bengals.

Suisham warming up, Steelers may have three CBs

It appears the Steelers will have three players listed as CBs active in their Week 2 game against Cincinnati. The Steelers signed K Shayne Graham this week in case Shaun Suisham couldn't play. Suisham should kick, and Graham is still on the roster.

Harrison represents the past while future is clear

Over the last few seasons, pundits have consistently claimed the Steelers' defense is too old. But the organization continues to pump fresh blood into the unit that makes the Steelers the Steelers.

McLendon—ballet-dancing nose tackle set for MNF

McLendon uses a combination of power and grace in his game, and judging by his Week 1 performance, he's set for a national stage Monday against Cincinnati.

Nickel defender Thomas surprised by promotion

Rookie Shamarko Thomas was surprised when he was told he'd be filling in as the Steelers nickel defender in wake of the injury to Cortez Allen. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau knows he's excited, but has confidence in him.

An open letter to James Harrison

Go easy on your former team, James, unlike what you did Nov. 5, 2007.

Steelers can be better without Pouncey

Bill Simmons' "Ewing Theory" fits the Steelers and Maurkice Pouncey so well, it's almost scary. The Steelers kick off against Cincinnati on Monday Night Football, and perhaps the loss of Pouncey will make them a better running team.

5 reasons why the Steelers will beat the Bengals

The Bengals are seven point favorites against a team they've beaten just once in the last four games. Cincinnati is a good team, but a beatable one. Here's why.

Being 'thoughtfully non-rhythmic' against Dalton

Approaching Dalton, a quarterback the Steelers have dominated in the four games he's played against them, is a mental battle, but one the Steelers can win.

Key matchups: Bengals DEs vs. Steelers OTs

Pittsburgh needs outstanding rebound performances from offensive tackles Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert to help stifle Cincinnati's talented defensive ends in what could be a defensive standoff at Paul Brown Stadium Monday.

Kirby Wilson disappointed in RBs in Week 1

Upgrades have been made to the Steelers' pass protection, including moving Kelvin Beachum from center to tight end and the re-signing of running back Jonathan Dwyer.

Another roster move likely coming Sunday

The Steelers will have some new faces on the defensive side of the ball. Making their first starts Monday are Jarvis Jones and ILB Kion Wilson. Expect the Steelers to make another roster move Sunday, likely including the release of K Shayne Graham.

Jones ready for first NFL start

Steelers rookie OLB Jarvis Jones will be a part of an emerging defense that's bringing pressure back to Blitzburgh. Trust and awareness will be key for a new-look Steelers defense.

Steelers Injury Report: Allen out Monday

An ankle injury will keep Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen out for Monday's game against Cincinnati. Heath Miller is also out, and Curtis Brown is doubtful. Shaun Suisham will kick for Pittsburgh.

James Harrison sacked Ben four times in college

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has met James Harrison previously. Harrison had his best collegiate game, at the expense of the Miami quarterback in 2001.

Steelers Injury Report: Allen out Friday

Steelers look to be hit with depth questions at the cornerback position early in the 2013 season. Allen missed extensive time in training camp with a knee injury, and now looks to be sidelined with an ankle injury.

5 Questions with Cincy Jungle

BTSC meets up with Josh Kirkendall, the editor of SB Nation's Bengals site, Cincy Jungle.

Velasco will start against Bengals

Velasco will replace Maurkice Pouncey in the team's starting lineup against Cincinnati Monday. Kelvin Beachum, who replaced Pouncey during the Steelers' Week 1 loss to Tennessee, may still see action at tight end.

Steelers defense reminding Bengals who's been top

The Steelers and Bengals have, player for player, two of the better defenses in the NFL. Don't tell that to the Steelers, though. They aren't interested in Cincinnati's defense.

Steelers vs. Bengals: What worries you the most?

Players are one thing, but a road atmosphere with fans who have had an entire day to celebrate the 21st Amendment is another.

The Standard is The Standard - Episode 2

Lance Williams and Neal Coolong discuss all the news from Week 2 - signings, IR listings and the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.

Too many questions in week 2

Based on a poor performance and a slew of injuries to open the season, the Steelers need to turn some of their biggest question marks into exclamation points.

Steelers Injury Report: Allen out Thursday

The Steelers were without the services of cornerback Cortez Allen Thursday in wake of their Monday Night game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.

Dwyer needs to use the chip on his shoulder

Former and current Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer was understandably upset after the Steelers broke up with him, only to come running back a week later. He needs to keep the resentment he expressed immediately following his release.

Jones on Harrison: 'He's a beast'

Jones sees Harrison as "a beast" with great lower body strength. Harrison, not surprisingly, hasn't seen Jones play at all.

Steelers vs. Bengals: Offense, not defense to lead

For years the Steelers' defense has faced criticism for not creating turnovers, allegedly not finishing games, and mistakes. Jerricho Cotchery know it's the offense that will have to improve to win games.