The Bengals are talking about Ben


The Steelers travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Before the two go to battle, the Bengals gave their take on Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and more.

Quarterback Andy Dalton on Ben Roethlisberger:

The Steelers prepare for the week 14 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"He's been one of the best in this league for a long time. And he's always fun to watch. You never know what's going to happen when he's out there. He extends plays, he does so much moving around and all that kind of stuff, and he really gives their team an opportunity to win. It seems like that in every game they play.

"There's not a ton of people who are like him and can do what he does. You can have guys that are free, and he's able to make them miss and take shots down the field and do different things. He's a special player."

Coach Marvin Lewis on Roethlisberger:
"When we played him last, it was his first game back. They've settled in with their running back now, and they have the full complement of receivers back. Everyone has been playing back together for a bit, which has made a difference for them.

"We just have to keep wrapping up, stay strong, and tackle up high. He does a great job of avoiding pressure in the pocket, moving away from it, extending the play, and creating opportunity."

Wide receiver A.J. Green on Antonio Brown:
"He goes and gets the ball. He is a complete receiver. He is one of the best. He works so hard. That's what separates him. He works his butt off."

Andy Dalton on the Steelers defense:
"Their defense is really good. They're flying around, they're making plays and they're playing together as a team. We've got a tough task ahead of us. We know what we're going up against. Obviously being a division game, it means more. So every time that we've played Pittsburgh, it's been a tight game, a close one. We're going to get each other's best."

Lewis on challenge of stopping Martavis Bryant:
"He's a very good vertical threat. You have to know he has both the speed and length. That's part of his makeup and the design of things they try to work with. A few weeks ago Markus Wheaton had some big-time games. They have three very good weapons, and their tight ends are good receivers. They're doing a good job in the passing game."

Green on James Harrison's preparation:
"It's the way he works. He is benching 400 pounds in Week 15. What has helped him play so long at a high level is the way he works in the offseason."

  • Punter Kevin Huber on Brown:
    "We know what we're going to get. I think he's one of the best returners out there. He's obviously one of the most explosive players. So it's our normal mindset, get good punts, good direction, good hang so our guys can get down there and make plays. We just have to keep him at bay and keep him crowded up and make a tackle."
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