Quick Hits: Bengals Look To Display Depth In Playoff-ish Game Vs. Steelers
On Dec. 23, 2012, the Cincinnati Bengals won on their last play of the game at Acrisure Stadium and went to the playoffs. The Steelers lost and went home, and it's got that same kind of feel as the Bengals play their first game ever without the Pro Bowl tandem of quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.
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Cincinnati's offensive game plan this week starts with keeping T.J. Watt off the stat sheet. The five-time Pro Bowler leads the NFL in sacks this season with 16, and two of those came less than a month ago at Paycor Stadium.
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Chase suffered a shoulder injury during last week’s win over the Vikings and the latest insider report suggests he might miss next week against the Chiefs, too.
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The back-and-forth started after Steelers receiver George Pickens was called out by fans and teammates alike for failing to block on a play against the Colts.
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Who knew such a streak would begin after seeing Joe Burrow go down with a season-ending injury? Right now, Cincinnati is in the postseason. It's happening. But beyond the regular season, what will the future hold for this franchise? A playoff run? Big-time offseason moves?
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But both teams face road tests on Saturday with their playoff lives hanging by threads. Cincinnati currently sits in the second wild-card slot, No. 6 in the AFC playoff hierarchy.
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When not snapping the ball to Joe Burrow or Jake Browning, Karras is maybe best known around town for his signature Cincy Hat, which he began selling in November of last year. The hats feature Bengals, Reds and FC Cincinnati colors and claw marks and has generated more than $800,000 in sales, with all proceeds of over $325,000 going directly to Village of Merici, a non-profit living community and service provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities based in his hometown of Indianapolis.
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"We've got significant length before the next game from where are today," Taylor said. "So we'll just continue to go from there."