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Week 14 Primer: Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-2)

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GAME: Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-2)
Date/Time: Dec. 13, 1 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Steelers, 55-35
Streak: Steelers have won three of the past four meetings; Bengals won last matchup
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 8-18. Mike Tomlin: 12-5
TV Broadcast
: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (field reporter).
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a "triple cast" on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). SIRIUS: 127 (Pit), 82 (Cin). XM: 227 (Cin).
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Weather: 62 degrees and rain showers [Weather Underground]
Odds: Bengals, -3 [SB Nation]
Referee: John Parry
Uniform: Black shirts, white pants

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Last week, quarterback Andy Dalton (3,191) joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to pass for at least 3,000 yards in each of their first five seasons.
  • Dalton passed for 220 yards and two touchdowns for a career-best 146.8 passer rating.
  • Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for a season-high 98 yards and scored a touchdown last week.
  • Hill is aiming to record 95 yards or more from scrimmage for a third consecutive game.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard (1,982) needs 18 rushing yards to reach 2,000 for his career.
  • Last week, A.J. Green (1,037) posted five receptions for 127 yards receiving, joining Randy Moss (6) as the only players in NFL history to begin a career with 5+ consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
  • In his past 10 games, Green has generated 62 receptions, 929 yards receiving and six touchdowns.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert leads the NFL with 12 touchdown receptions -- the most ever by a Bengals tight end during a single-season.
  • Cincinnati is the only team to have two players with eight or more quarterback sacks in 2015 -- Carlos Dunlap (9.5) and Geno Atkins (8).
  • Safety Reggie Nelson leads the NFL with seven interceptions.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

  • Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for 364 yards, scoring four touchdowns for passer rating of 126.4.
  • Roethlisberger is looking to record 300 yards or more in his fifth consecutive game.
  • In his past four games, running back DeAngelo Williams is averaging 137.2 yards from scrimmage with three total rushing touchdowns.
  • Williams is one of three players with at least 650 yards rushing (697), 250 yards receiving (256) and six rushing touchdowns (6) in 2015.
  • In his past four games, wide receiver Antonio Brown has 41 receptions for 592 yards receiving and five total touchdowns (four receiving, one punt return).
  • Since 2013, Brown leads the NFL in receptions (332) and yards receiving (4,507).
  • Brown leads the AFC with 93 receptions and needs seven to become the sixth player in NFL history to generated 100 receptions for three consecutive seasons.
  • In his past three games, wide receiver Martavis Bryant has 361 yards receiving on 15 receptions (24.1) and three total touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing).
  • Bryant has 15 touchdowns in 17 games played.
  • Wide receiver Markus Wheaton is looking to score a touchdown in his third straight game.
  • Since 2007, linebacker Lawrence Timmons is the only NFL player with at least 30 sacks (30.5) and 10 interceptions.
  • Linebacker Bud Dupree leads all AFC rookies with four quarterback sacks.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS STEELERS
Total 376.2 (8th) 409.1 (2nd)
Scoring 27.8 (4th) 25.9 (6th)
Third Downs 42% (10th) 38% (18th)
Rushing 118.3 (t-9th) 123.1 (6th)
Rushing TDs 14 (2nd) 11 (t-9th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-27th) 14 (3rd)
Passing 257.9 (12th) 286.0 (5th)
Passing TDs 25 (t-6th) 20 (t-17th)
Sacks Allowed 20 (t-6th) 25 (t-14th)
20-yard Passes 51 (4th) 49 (5th)
DEFENSE BENGALS STEELERS
Total 337.5 (t-10th) 365.8 (22nd)
Scoring 16.3 (1st) 20.0 (t-7th)
3rd Downs Allowed 38% (12th) 39% (17th)
Rushing 97.2 (9th) 90.3 (6th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-2nd) 4 (t-2nd)
Passing 240.3 (13th) 275.5 (29th)
Passing TDs 15 (6th) 23 (t-23rd)
Sacks 32 (t-9th) 35 (t-3rd)
QB Rating 81.1 (5th) 96.3 (23rd)
Interceptions 15 (4th) 11 (t-11th)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS STEELERS
Kickoff Return 20.8 (27th) 24.8 (t-13th)
Punt Return 9.5 (t-12th) 9.5 (t-12th)
Punting (Net) 40.5 (10th) 38.3 (t-24th)
Punts Inside the 20 18 (t-22nd) 21 (t-10th)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE STEELERS

Date Stadium Result
11/01/2015 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 16-10
12/28/2014 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 27-17
12/07/2014 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 42-21
12/15/2013 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 30-20
09/16/2013 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 20-10
12/23/2012 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 13-10
10/21/2012 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-17
12/04/2011 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 35-7
11/13/2011 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-17
12/12/2010 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 23-7
11/08/2010 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-21
11/15/2009 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 18-12
09/27/2009 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-20
11/20/2008 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 27-10
10/19/2008 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 38-10
12/02/2007 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 24-10
10/28/2007 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-13
12/31/2006 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 23-17, OT
09/24/2006 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 28-20
01/08/2006 * Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 31-17
12/04/2005 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 38-31
10/23/2005 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-13
11/21/2004 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 19-14
10/03/2004 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 28-17
11/30/2003 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 24-20
09/21/2003 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 17-10
11/24/2002 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 29-21
10/13/2002 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-7
12/30/2001 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 26-23, OT
10/07/2001 Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 16-7
11/26/2000 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 48-28
10/15/2000 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 15-0
11/28/1999 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 27-20
10/17/1999 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 17-3
12/20/1998 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 25-24
10/11/1998 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 25-20
11/16/1997 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-3
10/19/1997 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 26-10
11/10/1996 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-24
10/13/1996 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-10
11/19/1995 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 49-31
10/19/1995 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 27-9
12/04/1994 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 38-15
10/16/1994 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 14-10
11/07/1993 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-16
09/19/1993 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 34-7
11/29/1992 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 21-9
10/19/1992 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-0
12/15/1991 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 17-10
11/10/1991 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-27, OT
12/02/1990 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 16-12
11/18/1990 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-3
10/08/1989 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 26-16
09/17/1989 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 41-10
11/06/1988 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 42-7
09/18/1988 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 17-12
11/22/1987 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 30-16
10/25/1987 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 23-20
10/26/1986 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 30-9
10/13/1986 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-22
10/27/1985 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 26-21
09/30/1985 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 37-24
11/11/1984 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 22-20
10/01/1984 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 38-17
12/04/1983 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 23-10
10/10/1983 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-14
09/19/1982 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 26-20, OT
12/13/1981 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 17-10
10/18/1981 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-7
10/12/1980 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 17-16
09/21/1980 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 30-28
12/02/1979 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 37-17
10/14/1979 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-10
11/19/1978 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 7-6
09/17/1978 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 28-3
12/10/1977 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-10
10/17/1977 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-14
11/28/1976 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 7-3
10/17/1976 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 23-6
12/13/1975 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 35-14
11/02/1975 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 30-24
12/14/1974 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 27-3
11/10/1974 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-10
10/28/1973 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-13
10/14/1973 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 19-7
11/05/1972 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 40-17
09/24/1972 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 15-10
12/12/1971 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 21-13
09/26/1971 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 21-10
11/22/1970 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-7
11/02/1970 Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 21-10