Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 12/4/11

PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 9: Donte Whitner #20 and Nate Clements #22 of the Buffalo Bills watch practice during training camp on August 9, 2006 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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 yo...
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