Found December 04, 2011 on Cincinnati Bengals Blog:
Good morning from Heinz Field where the Bengals face the Steelers in a key AFC North game. First off for the Bengals, the secondary will be severely undermanned with Nate Clements inactive after he injured his hamstring on Thursday. Kelly Jennings and Adam Jones are expected to start at the corners. Rookie safety Robert Sands is active for the first time today. INACTIVES Bengals – CB Nate Clements, LB Dontay Moch, OG Clint Boling, TE Donald Lee, WR Ryan Whalen, DT Pat Sims, DE Carlos Dunlap Steelers – QB Dennis Dixon, LB Larry Foote, LB Chris Carter, DE Al Woods, OT Jamon Meredeith, NT Chris Hoke, WR Arnaz Battle PREGAME FUN FACT Today’s game is the seventh time in 16 December games that the two teams have met and had winning records. The Bengals are 4-2 in previous cases. The last time was Dec. 4, 2005, when the Bengals beat the Steelers 38-31 in Pittsburgh. TODAY’S FIVE KEYS Keep Roethlisberger contained: Give Ben Roethlisberger time to keep plays alive and he is going to burn y...

Who Dey GameDay: Bengals/Steelers

I’m going to be on the ground tomorrow in enemy territory so this is going up a day early. Let’s hope I bring home a winner. Matchup Problem:  Antonio Brown, WR. Not only did Brown have a huge game last time in Cincinnati, but with Leon Hall out and Nate Clements injured, Cincinnati’s secondary is [...]

Preview - Cincinnati at Pittsburgh

GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 12411 SURFACE: Natural grass PREDICTION: Bengals 23-20 KEYS TO THE GAME: The Bengals lost top CB Leon Hall in the first meeting, a 24-17 Steelers win on Nov. 13, and will be taxed by three- and four-receiver sets. However, the Steelers' offensive line lacks great athleticism, making it difficult to gain yards on the ground outside...

Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Cincinnati Bengals 7

The Bengals couldn’t get much going against the Steelers today in Pittsburgh.  Andy Dalton only completed 11 of 24 passes for 135 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  Bruce Gradkowski finished up this game by completing 3 of 6 passes for 17 yards with 0 TD passes and 1 INT.  Cedric Benson led the way on the ground for the Bengals with 52 yards rushing on 13 carries (4.0 ypc)....

Fifth quarter: Steelers 35, Bengals 7

GAME BALLS A.J. Green: He accounted for the Bengals only touchdown of the day with an 11-yard catch from Andy Dalton to make it 21-7 with 4:06 remaining in the first half. Green finished with six receptions for 87 yards. UPON FURTHER REVIEW The lone touchdown of the day was a nice job by both Green and Dalton. Green got good separation away from Ike Taylor at the line and then was...

Simms on Sunday’s game

The last time CBS’ top crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms saw a Bengals game it was last season’s opener in New England. Needless to say, things have certainly changed. The Bengals get their first true national exposure of the season on Sunday as the game against the Steelers will be aired to most of the nation. “The great thing about a rematch is seeing how they counter from...

Week 13 Fantasy Football Recap: Bengals vs. Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals – 7, Pittsburgh Steelers – 35 This was supposed to be a closer game than this, but no one seemed to tell Andy Dalton (141 total yards, 1 TD) that.  Dalton missed several throws and finally looked a little more like a rookie when he’s looked like a savvy vet for most of the season.  Ben Roethlisberger (176 yards, 2 TDs) surprisingly didn’t have to throw...

Mistake-prone Bengals fall to Steelers 35-7

Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green grew so antsy waiting for Andy Dalton to snap the ball early in the Bengals' game against Pittsburgh, the star rookie flinched.

Bengals have been banged up in secondary

The Bengals' secondary has been adjusting to the loss of Leon Hall for the past two games. They might be in bigger trouble on Sunday for the rematch in Pittsburgh. Cornerback Nate Clements tweaked his hamstring during Thursday's practice and was limited. Adam Jones just got back to 100 percent after being hampered by hamstring and groin injuries. Depending on Clements&...
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