Sunday, December 23, 2012
There is not much to say about today's Steelers-Bengals game that hasn't been said already. The Steelers need to win; so do the Bengals, but the Steelers really need to win.
On the night of Sunday, Oct. 21, the Steelers, fresh off an ugly loss to the woeful Tennessee Titans, defeated the Bengals, 24-17 in a close, mistake-laden game that seems long ago. It was the first of four straight wins for the Steelers.
Since those wins, however, the Steelers have lost four of their last five games. The Bengals have won five of their last six.
The Steelers have gotten worse, and the Bengals have gotten better. Or, maybe, both teams are playing to their true level.
Today, the Steelers have one last chance to get it right.