The Pittsburgh Steelers have a big road game ahead of them this coming Sunday when they play the Cincinnati Bengals and guard Ramon Foster is looking forward to facing the AFC North leaders at their place.
“I can’t wait, man,” Foster said Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. “I’m looking forward to it. I’m sure it’s going to be a great environment, man. They’re going to be talking crap.”
As far as Foster’s comments about the Bengals possibly “talking crap” that will likely be a carryover from several weeks ago as there was quite the war of words following the Week 8 game that included running back Le’Veon Bell being lost for the remainder of the season thanks to a tackle by Bengals vocal linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
After that game, a few Steelers players said they weren’t happy with Burfict’s reaction immediately after Bell was injured.
On Tuesday, fellow Steelers guard David DeCastro added some fuel to rivalry fire with the comments he made to the media about the Bengals.
“We don’t like them and they don’t like us,” DeCastro said, according to PennLive’s Jacob Klinger. “It’s pretty — I’m not going to sit here and give bulletin board material but that’s as simple as it can be.”
The Steelers offense is really in sync right now as they have now tied an NFL record for most consecutive games with 450 net yards in a single-season of 4.
As for Foster, he’s hoping several Steelers fans will make it to Cincinnati for the game.
“Make it a home crowd; that’s exactly what we have to do,” Foster said. “We’ve got to take over the crowd and let the crowd noise not be a problem. That’s one of our biggest things on the road. I’m okay with being on the road, and I think my teammates are too. We’ve just got to handle business.”
The Steelers failed to handle their business with the Bengals back in Week 8 and that was mainly because their offense played poorly in the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to the field following his four-game absence due to a left MCL sprain.
If the Steelers beat the Bengals on Sunday, their faint hopes of repeating as AFC North championships will still be alive. While the Bengals will still likely wind up winning the division, at least that crowning would be delayed another week with a Steelers win.
“This is going to be a good game, us and Cincinnati,” Foster said. “They have a good defense, our defense has come along, our offense is good. Let’s come back with a win. That’s our goal. I’m really focused in, as you can tell, on this game coming up.”
The Bengals are currently installed as 3-point favorites over the Steelers.