While most of the news this week has been about the firing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada, the team is still focused on its Week 12 opponent this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Steelers and Bengals are both coming off a loss and desperate to get back on the right track, and a win would put the Steelers in the driver’s seat for a playoff berth.
These AFC North battles are always intense, with these two teams splitting the series last season. With both franchises in the hunt of for a playoff berth, this game has plenty of playoff implications. This figures to be another low-scoring, grind-it-out affair.
Here are a handful of important matchups to get up to speed on before kickoff.