The NFL playoffs continue with a divisional rematch between the (6) Pittsburgh Steelers and the (3) Cincinnati Bengals. The outcome of this game will determine the New England Patriots opponent in the divisional round.
Kick off is at 8:15 PM EST on CBS. The Bengals are hosting.
The two teams split the season series, with the Bengals winning 16-10 at Pittsburgh in week 8, and the Steelers returning the favor 33-20 at Cincinnati in week 14. The week 14 game was when Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a key hand injury that has kept him off the field.
The Bengals are starting quarterback A.J. McCarron in Dalton's place, while the Steelers will be without starting running back DeAngelo Williams.
A Pittsburgh victory will probably set up the best divisional round in the Patriots favor, so New England should be rooting for a Steelers victory. The Patriots would face the banged up Chiefs, while the Broncos would host the Steelers in this scenario.
Use this post as the open thread for the game.