Steelers vs. Bengals: Odds, Stat Predictions for 2016 AFC Wild Card Game

January 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A heated AFC North rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals carries into Wild Card Weekend. Their previous playoff meeting spurned years of bad blood, which will boil to the surface on Saturday.    
Ten years ago, the Bengals snapped a 15-year postseason drought, and they were poised to do damage. Then quarterback Carson Palmer got hurt on his first pass—a 66-yard completion—and the Steelers won the Wild Card Round matchup and the Super Bowl.
A decade later, quarterback Andy Dalton ended a breakout season early because of a thumb injury suffered against the Steelers on Dec. 13. As the Bengals take another swing at earning their first playoff victory since 1990, they likely won't have their usual starter under center. According to ESPN's Bob Holtzman, head coach Marvin Lewis is readying AJ McCarron to start:

Pittsburgh, meanwhile, also faces a key injury threatening to derail a juggernaut offense. Let's project how ...

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