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Pittsburgh Steelers At Cincinnati Bengals: All You Need To Know

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A collections of stories, previews and information heading into Sunday Night's game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Joe Robbins

Game: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-3)
Time: 8:20 PM (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Steelers, 51-32
Streak: Steelers have won 12 of the past 16
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 14-5. Tomlin: 5-14
Broadcast: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Pit.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Pit.), 226 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Behind the Steel Curtain
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloud and 59 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Orange

BENGALS / BROWNS HUB

Sell all of our stories relevant to the Cincinnati Bengals Week Seven matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

STORYLINES OF INTEREST

Primer | Practice/Injury Report | Mojo Game Preview | Experts Split on Picks | Marvin Lewis Not Ruling Out Kirkpatrick | Steelers A Tough Test | Dalton and Green Know Importance of Beating Steelers | Chris Pressley A Third RB If Leonard Unavailable | Interview with Behind The Steel Curtain | Passing Offense Advantage Over Pittsburgh | Fantasy Football Advice | Week Seven Staff Picks | Dontay Moch Misses Practices To Become Father | Bengals Players Power Rankings | Pat Sims Remains on PUP |

PRESNAP READ

The Cincinnati Bengals enter Week Seven after losing consecutive games to the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns, who were a combined 1-8 when Cincinnati met both teams. The Bengals need to rebound against a team they haven't beaten since 2009, suffering four straight losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers by an average 14.3 points.

PRIMETIME NERVOUSNESS

The Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2 on Sunday Night Football since NBC took over in 2006. And during Marvin Lewis' tenure, Cincinnati is 4-10 on primetime, losing by an average 18.6 points during their current eight-game losing streak. Currently the Bengals are 16-36 during night games and 3-10 overall on Sunday Night.

THE APPROACHING BYE WEEK

During the Marvin Lewis era, Cincinnati is 4-5 record during games prior to the bye week. However they've won three of their past four games. On the flip side of the bye week, the Bengals are 3-5-1 after having the week off.

THE BETTING LINE

According to the SB Nation NFL Odds page, the Pittsburgh Steelers are anywhere from a 1.5 point favorite to the game being a push.

INJURY / PRACTICE REPORT THIS WEEK

BENGALS WED THUR FRI STATUS
RB Brian Leonard Ribs DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
WR Armon Binns Ankle -- DNP LP Questionable
CB Dre Kirkpatrick Knee FP FP FP Questionable
WR Andrew Hawkins Back LP FP FP Probable
DT Devon Still Shoulder LP FP FP Probable
G Kevin Zeitler Elbow LP FP FP Probable
WR Armon Binns Ankle -- -- LP Probable
LB Dontay Moch Non-Injury DNP -- --
STEELERS WED THUR FRI STATUS
S Troy Polamalu Calf DNP DNP DNP OUT
T Marcus Gilbert Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Chris Carter Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
RB Rashard Mendenhall Achilles DNP DNP DNP OUT
RB Isaac Redman Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
C Maurkice Pouncey Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
LB Lawrence Timmons Foot DNP FP FP Probable
LB Brandon Johnson Hamstring LP FP FP Probable

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

Game Status
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available