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The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals matchup is one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries. However, there is a big difference in 2018. The usually front-running Steelers find themselves in danger of losing sight of the first-place Bengals in the AFC North when the two teams meet on Sunday at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on CBS, DirecTV or try FuboTV (free trial).
Week 6 will see the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers face off for the first time since last year’s bloodbath on Monday Night Football. This has become one of the NFL’s fiercest rivalries, and that probably won’t change when the two teams clash in Paul Brown Stadium this weekend.
However, a lot has changed since last year, mainly the records of both teams. The Bengals are 4-1 and are assured of leading the AFC North when Week 5 ends, regardless of whether they win or lose since they already have a head-to-head win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers, meanwhile, have struggled en route to a 2-2-1 start. This isn’t quite a must-win game for Pittsburgh, but it’s one they badly need to keep pace in the division, especially since they’ve already lost at home to Baltimore and have a tie with the Cleveland Browns.
There’s a set of televisions on the wall between the tunnel at Paul Brown Stadium and the Bengals’ locker room.
The televisions were airing the conclusion of the Browns-Ravens game on Sunday afternoon just minutes after the Bengals came back to win 27-17 against the Dolphins. A number of players came through the tunnel and stopped to watch the game before Bengals coach Marvin Lewis hurried them along.
It’s true that the Bengals don’t need to worry about what their division opponents are doing right now, when they sit alone on top of the AFC North with a 4-1 record. But it’s also true that everything changes this week, when the Steelers come to town.
“We handle things by blocking out all of the noise and continuing to grind,” Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said. “Nobody gave us a chance when the season started. Why do they believe in us now? We’re going to continue to keep playing and keep playing for each other.”
The Bengals have checked almost every box in this young season. They’ve won games by virtue of their defense when the offense struggled, and their offense has had unprecedented success in games when the defense struggled. They have a knack for forcing turnovers, and they’ve been able to put teams away late when it was needed most.
But the one box the Bengals have to check for themselves is still open. If they want to put the past behind them and get back to the playoffs this season, they need to move the Steelers out of the way first.
Green said he believes it’s just another game, and it’s likely that most players will say that this week. But it’s hard to believe that’s actually true.
Steelers week has always been different in Cincinnati, as evidenced by both teams’ chirping at each other through social media, midgame skirmishes or violent hits that have knocked players on both sides out of the game.
It was the Steelers who knocked the Bengals out of the playoffs in the 2015 wild-card round, and Cincinnati hasn’t beaten Pittsburgh in four tries since that night. This team certainly seems to have its best chance in years to change that.
The Bengals are 8-24, including playoffs, against Pittsburgh in the Marvin Lewis era, and they have not beaten the Steelers in their past six tries. The Bengals jumped to a 17-point lead in their previous meeting before the Steelers came back to win 23-20.
The players might not admit it publicly, but they know how much this one means. The win against the Dolphins proved that the Bengals can erase deficits and come up with game-changing plays to come out on top. A win against the Steelers would not only give them solid footing in the AFC North and a 5-1 record before they face the Chiefs on the road but also symbolize something bigger.