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Bengals Bites (12/6) - No Harrison

James Harrison may not be playing as the Steelers take on the Bengals on Sunday. Be careful complimenting the other team.

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James Harrison unlikely to play against Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN
Starting outside linebacker James Harrison is doubtful for the 1 p.m. ET game after hurting his knee last Sunday. With Harrison expected to miss his first game since re-signing with the Steelers in September, the Steelers will likely go with a rotation of Arthur Moats and Jarvis Jones at right outside linebacker.

Fan alleges compliment about Packers preceded stabbing | ProFootballTalk

Did a Bears fan's envy of the Packers set off a chain of events leading to a stabbing in a parking lot outside of Soldier Field on Thursday night? According to a published report, one of two men stabbed in the incident alleges that's the way it went down.

Bengals-Steelers scouting report, prediction

Well, the last time the Bengals played a home game on Nov. 6 against Cleveland, quarterback Andy Dalton completed just 10 of 33 passes for 86 yards and threw three interceptions for a rating of 2.0, which was one of the five worst performances in the NFL since 1960 for a quarterback with 30 or more attempts.

Bengals have played deep pass well; face test Sunday

Despite ranking 21st in the NFL in yards allowed this season, the Bengals are tied for 10th in points allowed, because they haven't allowed the big play very often, which will be crucial this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who thrives on making the big play, especially when plays break down.

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-3-1) | Lindy's Sports

Any pleas from QB Ben Roethlisberger to spare RB Le’Veon Bell of wear and tear won’t be heeded this week with the Steelers in a fight to remain in the playoff picture. Bell has four of the team’s 14 explosive plays in the past six games and is going for his third straight game over 200 yards from scrimmage. Bell, whose 281 touches (216 rushes, 65 catches) are second in the league, will see this defense twice this month and to be successful, Roethlisberger will need to make a few plays of his own. But Roethlisberger has only six touchdown passes on the road – and the largest TD differential in the NFL at 12, with 18 scoring tosses at home.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals Matchup -

A win would be a huge boost for the Bengals because every team below them in the A.F.C. North has a winning record, leaving the Bengals little wiggle room.