PITTSBURGH (7-5) at CINCINNATI (10-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Bengals by 5 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Steelers 6-4-2, Bengals 10-1-1
SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 56-35
LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Steelers 16-10, Nov. 1, 2015
LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Colts 45-10; Bengals beat Browns 37-3
AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 8, Bengals No. 4
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (6), PASS (5).
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (6), PASS (29).
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (9t), PASS (12).
BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10t), RUSH (9), PASS (13).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bengals try to sweep season series for first time since 2009 and only third time since 1991. ... Steelers have won their last eight games in December. ... Pittsburgh has scored 30 points in four straight games for first time in club history. ... Steelers have picked up 450 net yards in four straight games, tying NFL mark. ... Steelers lead NFL with 4.9 yards per rush. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 300 yards in each of last four games, longest active streak in NFL and best of his career. ... Roethlisberger, an Ohio native, is 18-4 in games in Cleveland (10-2) and Cincinnati (8-2). He needs 293 yards to become sixth player in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards in 10 straight seasons. ... WR Antonio Brown leads AFC with 93 catches and 1,310 yards receiving. ... Bengals can clinch second AFC North title in three years. ... Jeremy Hill has run for 86 and 98 yards in last two games, his two highest totals of season. ... QB Andy Dalton leads NFL with 107.4 passer rating. ... TE Tyler Eifert leads NFL with 12 TD catches despite missing win in Cleveland last week with pinched nerve. ... Bengals have allowed fewest points in league with 196. ... S Reggie Nelson leads NFL with seven INTs. ... Fantasy Tip: WR A.J. Green has averaged 9.8 catches and 129.3 yards receiving in his last four games against Steelers. He had 11 catches for 118 yards and winning touchdown in Pittsburgh on Nov. 1.
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