Last December the Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 27-17, winning the AFC North division as they unseated the Bengals in the process.
This Sunday the Bengals return to Heinz Field, a 6-0 ball club coming off their bye week and a team the Steelers know means business.
Tight end Heath Miller
"All of our division games are important. We know they will be there at the end. They have been for the last few years. They are a really good team. To play them at home, it's always a big game."
Fullback Will Johnson
"Since I have been here they have been a team that starts fast. They do a good job of detailing their work and playing together in all three phases. We are going to have our hands full and that's what we look forward to. I think it's going to be a good game."
Cornerback Antwon Blake
"I feel like they are taking advantage of opportunities and making the most out of their weapons. They are putting it together this year."
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt
"It's one of the biggest games we are going to play so far this year. We need to come away with a win because it's a divisional opponent. We want to play them as tough and physical as we can and come away with a win. We know it's going to be a war. It's going to be physical. We are going to make sure we are ready for them."
Linebacker Sean Spence
"Andy Dalton is in control. He has all of his targets back. Tyler Eifert. He has great receivers. They are all tall, long, and fast. He is doing a great job, getting those guys the ball, cutting loose, and throwing up jump balls. He has a great offensive line and backs to help him out."*
Cornerback William Gay
"They have been playing top notch ball. It's not just one individual. Collectively they are pulling the team wins out." *Cornerback Ross Cockrell
"You have a guy like A.J. Green. He has been a tremendous player in this league for a long time. He is one of those vertical players. He goes up and gets the ball at the highest point. He is someone you need to challenge early to be in the game."