This city might be rain-soaked, but it has endured an incredible playoff drought.
Since entering the league in 1970, the Bengals are 5-13 after the regular season.
Asked how he's approaching the playoffs this year in light of past struggles, Lewis said: "There's not a correlation. Each and every time out there's a new opportunity. It's new folks, new faces and a new situation."
The Steelers are getting quite accustomed to understudies.
Assuming they line up against Cincinnati’s
Although Dalton got the cast off his hand this week, McCarron is expected to start Saturday.
After the loss to Seattle on Nov. 29, the Steelers’ subsequent games came against Indianapolis’
Counting a Week 10 outing against Cleveland's Johnny Manziel and Saturday night's playoff debut, the Steelers have faced backup quarterbacks in seven of the past eight games.
With 33 wins, the Steelers are one postseason victory away from tying the
According to STATS LLC., the rest of the top five on that list of playoff victors is Green Bay (31), San Francisco (30), and New England (28).
By the numbers
How teams compare statistically. All stats are per-game averages, except for turnover differential, which is for the season (league rank in parentheses):
STATISTCIS | PIT | CIN
Points scored | 26.4 (T4) | 26.2 (7)
Points allowed | 19.9 (11) | 17.4 (2)
Pass offense | 287.7 (3) | 245.2 (15)
Rush offense | 107.8 (16) | 112.8 (13)
Pass defense | 271.9 (30) | 248.5 (20)
Rush defense | 91.2 (5) | 92.3 (7)
Sacks | 48 (3) | 42 (T9)
Penalty yards | 54.3 (10) | 57.3 (18)
Turnovers | +2 (15) | +11 (3)
Sam Farmer's pick
Everything points to the Steelers winning, including the fact Pittsburgh quarterback