Steelers vs. Bengals: What’s the Game Plan for Cincinnati?

December 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As it should, a late-season showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals features plenty swinging in the balance. 
For Pittsburgh, it's about sneaking closer in the division and staying on track for a wild-card spot after winning three of four. For the hosts, it's an eye on the top seed in the conference after a fresh two-game streak.
These two met in Week 8 in what was supposed to be an offensive-minded affair. Instead, Cincinnati came away with a 16-10 road victory while the defense intercepted Ben Roethlisberger three times.
Here's what to expect for the rematch from Cincinnati's standpoint.
Offensive Game Plan
Expect the re-commitment to the ground game and running back Jeremy Hill to continue with the Steelers in town. 
After a sluggish start to the season, Hill now has back-to-back season bests of 86 and 98 rushing yards. Last week against the Cleveland Browns, he also set a season high with 22 carries.

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