The two AFC North rivals are meeting for the fourth time in Cincinnati's past 13 games (including playoffs).
After the Bengals took the first matchup in Pittsburgh last year, the Steelers rebounded to win the next two meetings, both of which coming in Cincinnati. However, those defeats came without Andy Dalton due to his broken thumb, an injury which occurred in the first quarter of the second matchup between the teams last year.
This time around, both teams are again missing key players, the biggest of which being Steelers All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell. He's serving a two-game suspension due to an offseason failed drug test, which came as the result of Bell missing a mandatory drug test.
Cincinnati is without Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who is serving a three-game suspension due to repeated safety violations. The final straw for Burfict came in the Wild Card loss to Pittsburgh in January, when he knocked out Steelers All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown with a helmet-to-helmet hit.
That effectively ended the Steelers season after Brown missed the following Divisional Round loss to Denver. It's safe to say both teams ended each other's season last year, so they'll be looking for revenge when they clash in Week 2.
Here is everything you'll need to watch and follow the Bengals as they take on the Steelers.
Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Venue: Heinz Field
Broadcasters: CBS broadcast team of Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline reporter).
Radio: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7).
Announcers: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
National Radio: The game also will be aired to a national audience on affiliates of Westwood One Sports. Broadcasters are John Sadak (play-by-play) and Mike Mayock (analyst).
Online Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
The Series: The Steelers lead, 56-35, including 2-0 in postseason play.
Last Meeting: The Bengals lost the last meeting at Paul Brown Stadium, a Wild Card game in which the Steelers won 18-16.
Odds: The Steelers are a 3.5-point favorite as of Thursday night. The line has been as low as 3. The over/under is 48.5, per Odds Shark.
Weather: 73 °F; 61% chance of rain