The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are now set to play a third time this season as the two teams will meet in one of the two AFC Wild Card games next weekend in Cincinnati.
The Steelers made the playoffs Sunday as the No. 6 seed in the AFC thanks to their win over the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills beating the New York Jets. Even though the Bengals closed out their 2015 regular season Sunday with a win over the Baltimore Ravens, they will enter the postseason as the No. 3 seed thanks to the Denver Broncos beating the San Diego Chargers Sunday evening.
The Steelers lost to the Bengals 16-10 back in Week 8 but split the season series with them by beating them 33-20 in Cincinnati back in Week 14 in game that was filled with penalties and subsequent fines.
The Bengals will more than likely have to start A.J. McCarron at quarterback against the Steelers next weekend being as starter Andy Dalton is still trying to recover from a fractured thumb that he suffered early in the second game against the Steelers.
The Steelers, however, might be without starting running back DeAngelo Williams for the Bengals game as he was knocked out of Sundays game against the Browns with a right ankle injury.