Week 15: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Date/Time: Dec. 15; 8:30 p.m. ET (Sunday Night Football)
Location: Heinz Field; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bengals 2012 record: 10-6 (0-1 playoffs)
Steelers 2012 record: 8-8
33-53 Steelers (15-28 in Pittsburgh)
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Depending on the Bengals record at this point in the season, this could be a must-win game if the team want to make it into the playoffs for the third year in a row. The Steelers aren't going to be a team that rolls over, especially at home, though, strangely enough, the Bengals have been better against the Steelers in Pittsburgh than they have been in Cincinnati lately. Five of their six wins in the last 10 years against the Steelers have come on the road.
Health will be such an important factor at this point of the season, and while the Bengals don't have a better starter at every position than the Steelers do, they do have much more depth at most positions. This should help the Bengals late in the season. If the Bengals win this game, it could have big playoff implications.