These aren’t the Cincinnati Bungles that the Steelers are playing this Sunday.
As Pittsburgh found out just a few weeks ago, Cincinnati is a contender and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton is playing like a calm and collected veteran.
With A.J. Green at receiver, Jermaine Gresham at tight end and Cedric Benson carrying the load on the ground, the Bengals have a good foundation on offense to pair with their already solid defense that has kept them in the AFC North race and playoff hunt.
A win at Pittsburgh will put the 7-4 Bengals in very good position heading into the last quarter of the season.
For the Steelers, they want to rebound with a better performance after a lackluster showing in Kansas City last week.
Pittsburgh expects to be in good shape health-wise as both LaMarr Woodley and Troy Polamalu should be in uniform this weekend.
Here are the keys to earning a season sweep against the Cincinnati Bengals.