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Steelers DC Dick LeBeau hopeful that Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor play

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football with two defensive backs that have missed time recently. Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor were limited on Wednesday.

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Pittsburgh had a full complement during Wednesday's practice as the Steelers prepare for the AFC North Championship game this Sunday Night.

Safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder and forearm) were limited participants Wednesday. Both have been battling injuries and have sat the last two games. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau expressed confidence that they'll be ready for Sunday.

"I saw Ike running very well today and Troy took several plays in the practice so we're staying optimistic on them," LeBeau said via ESPN.

Tight end Matt Spaeth, offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum and linebacker Vince Williams were listed as full participants.

The winner between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh will be crowned the AFC North Champion while the loser will be seeded No. 5 in the 2014 playoffs. If Pittsburgh wins, they'll be the third seed. If Cincinnati wins, they'll be the third seed unless Denver loses... in which case the Bengals will be No. 2 and have a bye week.