Tomlin: 3 things to know for Bengals game

It's always Miller time: If there is one player who epitomizes what it means to be a professional it's tight end Heath Miller. The 11-year veteran goes about his business in a quiet manner, getting the job done on and off the field without fail. And it doesn't go unnoticed.

"It's not about words, it's about actions with Heath," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "He is a detail and tireless worker. He is a great effort guy. He is a detail guy, both on the grass and in the classroom since the day I met him."

Up to the task: After Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs nobody was tougher on themselves than left tackle Alejandro Villanueva. Villanueva gave up a sack late in the game to the Chiefs Tamba Hali, resulting in the team's first lost fumble of the season. But overall Tomlin thought Villanueva handled his first start well and will only get better with time.

"I thought he did a lot of things well," said Tomlin. "The performance will be remembered by the sack fumble late, but that just comes with professional football at the left tackle position. We all did a lot of collective things to bring that circumstance to a head where we got somewhat one-dimensional and Tamba Hali was able to pin his ears back and win that down.

"Largely I was pleased with the general progress of Al and the general trajectory of his game."

Going strong: Running back Le'Veon Bell continues to get better every week he is on the field, and that is something that is a huge advantage for the Steelers offense. Bell had another 100-yard performance against the Chiefs, gaining 121 yards on 17 carries, and continues to be a huge weapon for the offense.

"I think his arrow is pointed up," said Tomlin. "I know he is preparing like it. I will let the results speak for themselves. Generally giving the ball to Le'Veon Bell and giving him an opportunity to have a positive impact on our performance has been a positive one for us."

The best photos of Running Back Le'Veon Bell from the 2015 season thus far.

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