PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8)

Kirk Irwin

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8)
Time: 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Location: Heinz Field
Series Leader: Steelers, 52-34
Streak: Bnegals have won two straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 7-15. Tomlin: 9-4
Broadcast: NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Cin.), 93 (Pit.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Cin.), 226 (Pit.).
SB Nation: Behind The Steel Curtain Game Center
Weather: 24 degrees and a chance of snow [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White


  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (25) needs three touchdown to set a career-high (27 in 2012).
  • Dalton is one of two quarterbacks (Peyton Manning) in NFL history with at least 3,000 yards passing in each of their first three seasons.
  • The Bengals are 14-1 when Dalton records a passer rating of 100 or better.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard totaled 148 yards from scrimmage last week and leads all AFC rookies with 1,023 yards from scrimmage this season.
  • In his last game against the Steelers, Bernard posted two touchdowns.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has three touchdowns in last two games.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green (3,582) passed Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (3,575) for third-most yards receiving in the first three seasons of a career.
  • Wide receiver Marvin Jones has a career-high eight touchdowns in 2013.
  • Defense has allowed 320.5 yards per game, third-fewest in the AFC.
  • Linebacker Vontaze Burfict leads team with 139 tackles.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson has recorded an interception in each of his past two games against the Steelers.


  • Last week, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (215) passed Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw (212) for most career touchdown passes by a Steeler in franchise history.
  • In his past four games, Roethlisberger has 11 touchdowns and no picks with a passer rating of 107.8.
  • Roethlisberger needs 276 passing yards to reach 4,000 for the third time in his career.
  • Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell averages 82 yards rushing per game against the AFC North.
  • Wide receiver Antonio Brown (90) needs 10 catches to join Hines Ward (112 in '02) as the only Steelers to register 100 receptions in a single-season.
  • Brown (1,240) needs 159 yards receiving for most yards receiving in a season in club history (Yancy Thigpen, 1,398 in 1997).
  • Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery has a career-best nine touchdown receptions in '13.
  • Linebacker LaMarr Woodley has the fifth-most sacks (57) in franchise history since 1982.
  • Linebacker Jason Worilds has four sacks in the past two games.
  • Safety Troy Polamalu posted a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown, the third of his career.


Offense Bengals Steelers
Total 368.8 (10th) 344.2 (16th)
Scoring 25.7 (t-9th) 22.4 (19th)
Third Downs 40% (11th) 40% (12th)
Rushing 115.8 (14th) 77.4 (31st)
Rushing TDs 11 (16th) 5 (t-30th)
20-Yard Runs 5 (t-26th) 5 (t-26th)
Passing 252.9 (12th) 266.8 (7th)
Passing TDs 25 (t-7th) 24 (t-9th)
Sacks Allowed 26 (t-5th) 40 (t-26th)
20-yard Passes 49 (8th) 54 (4th)
Defense Bengals Steelers
Total 320.5 (8th) 342.0 (12th)
Scoring 18.8 (6th) 24.0 (15th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (9th) 40% (20th)
Rushing 98.2 (5th) 120.2 (24th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-3rd) 14 (t-25th)
Passing 222.4 (t-8th) 221.8 (7th)
Passing TDs 19 (t-8th) 17 (7th)
Sacks 36 (t-11th) 28 (26th)
QB Rating 78.0 (4th) 84.6 (16th)
Interceptions 13 (t-13th) 8 (27th)
Special Teams Bengals Steelers
Kickoff Return 24.9 (10th) 22.3 (t-21st)
Punt Return 9.1 (15th) 10.8 (11th)
Punting (Net) 41.6 (5th) 36.1 (30th)
Punts Inside the 20 24 (t-8th) 13 (32nd)
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