Bengals and Steelers Talking Some Trash

Russell WightAnalyst INovember 12, 2009

CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 25:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores a touchdown during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Paul Brown Stadium on October 25, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Bengals won 45-10.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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There are two huge games this weekend that will help to determine how the AFC playoff picture might shape up. The undefeated Indianapolis Colts are hosting the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Prior to that game, the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will battle at Heinz Field for first place in the AFC North.

The Bengals are 4-0 against AFC North teams this year, including a 23-20 win against the Steelers in Week Three at Paul Brown Stadium. A victory on Sunday would mean sweeping the Steelers and Ravens, with one game remaining against the Browns.

The trash talking has started and is in full force. Chad Ochocinco tweeted, "Can't wait to pull out this mustard Sunday since they won't be able to ketch-up to me<--funny-won't be when I pull it out though—Pow."

Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark said on ESPN Radio that the Steelers don't do a lot of trash talking, then proceeded to do exactly that. Clark said, "I like Chad, just remember he plays receiver and receivers get caught in bad situations."

This situation shows the difference between Ochocinco's antics and the comments often made by the dirty players that wear black and gold. Ochocinco is boasting that the defense will not be able to cover him. Clark then insinuates that he is going to take a shot at Ochocinco coming over the middle.

The only bad situation that Ochocinco and the rest of the Bengals' receivers are caught up in is playing against a dirty football team.

By the way, did you hear about NFL rule No. 1059?