There will be no love loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday. After last year’s bizarre wild card playoff game, where the Bengals completely lost their cool and handed the Steelers an 18-16 win.
The Steelers faced 4th-and-3 from their own 41 with 28 second left. Ben Roethlisberger connected his Antonio Brown, but they only got into field goal range when Vontaze Burfict drew a personal foul after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Brown.
Then another unthinkable personal foul was called on Adam Jones which set up an easy field goal and the Steelers ran out of Cincinnati stealing a playoff win.
Burfict won’t play on Sunday as he serves a suspension, but you can still expect a lot of chippiness between these two rivals.
We can also expect to see a lot of fireworks in offense because these teams can score. Roethlisberger and Brown may be the hottest quarterback – wide receiver tandem in the NFL but they are not to be out done by Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. The Steelers have had a tough time defending Green. In the two regular-season games last season he had 17 receptions for 250 yards and two touchdowns.