Your Pittsburgh Steelers take on division rival Cincinnati to kick off the 2016 home season.
The Steelers actually had a short week to prepare for the Bengals as they were able to handle Washington rather easily after a slow start for a 38-16 win on Monday night. The Bengals escaped New York last week with a 23-22 win over the Jets.
Last time we left these two teams they were soaking wet in Cincinnati and the Bengals had just completed an epic implosion complete with a fumble and 30 yards of penalties to basically hand the Steelers the win in the AFC Wild Card playoff game.
Things are a little different in this game. Joey Porter is required to stay on the sidelines and Vontaze Burfict is still on his couch. Still, DeAngelo Williams reminds us that these two teams just plain don’t like each other and there’s nothing anyone can do about that.
Pittsburgh’s secondary will be put to the test as A.J. Green was able to torch Darelle Revis last weekend to the tune of 180 yards and two touchdowns. The Jets were able to take Andy Dalton down seven times though so if the Steelers line can put some more effective pressure they may be the key to this matchup.
You can find all of the details on how to watch your Steelers in action right here:
Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 18th 1:00pm EST
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
TV: CBS, NFL Network Sunday Ticket
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn
Here we go Steelers! Here we go!