Steelers vs. Bengals: Three Grades

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Ryan Shazier: A+

The true star of the game was Pittsburgh’s sophomore linebacker standout, Ryan Shazier, who was disruptive to Cincinnati’s scheme in every way imaginable.

Shazier excelled in coverage, in rushing the passer, and did not miss a tackle this week. Watch him blow up a Bengal twice his size on the interception by Robert Golden:

Shazier is really coming into his own as a playmaking kind of linebacker who can turn a game around on his own.

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If he continues building on the work he has done over the last five games, Shazier should get some consideration for a spot in the Pro Bowl.