The Steelers were the only team in the AFC North division to lose in week 11 so they need to rebound here.
The Steelers were the only team that lost in their division and that will not help them going forward. It was a close game that saw this depleted roster climb out of a deep hole and gain a lead. Their valiant efforts were not rewarded and that game against the LA Chargers ended in defeat.
There were just too many key players out of the lineup on the defensive side of the football for this team to ever really have a chance in week 11. The close score was promising and somewhat of a surprise. Ben Roethlisberger looked impressive so that will give some hope for this tough stretch-run of 2021.
The Bengals were able to take care of business and dominate the reeling Las Vegas Raiders. The Ravens were able to overcome injuries and illness to squeak out a win in Chicago. The Browns won but it was a very close game against the Detroit Lions that should start some concerns for fans moving forward.
Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)
The Bengals had a nice win against the troublesome Las Vegas Raiders. It was a dominant victory that saw Cincinnati return to form. They need to keep that consistency as this regular season begins to wind down.
They were sliding before this win came about. They will now turn their attention to another big game as they face the Steelers. This will be a huge game for the Bengals but an even more meaningful one for Pittsburgh.
This visiting team will be starving for a win but they could be without major players. That injury and illness list will get a close look as the week goes on. That will affect the outcome of this matchup.