The Cincinnati Bengals self-imploded Saturday as emotions ran high for the entirety of the game. In the end, it was the name you hear nearly every weekend, and not in a good way. Vontaze Burfect was once again shown to be one of the most undisciplined players in the league even after you know Head Coach Marvin Lewis warned him to keep his head.
It began with a vicious Burfect head shot to receiver Antonio Brown after an incomplete pass. the hit left Brown on the turf and possibly unconscious for a few seconds. The ensuing penality sent CB Adam “Pac Man” Jones into a frenzy that culminated in Jones pushing the referee into throwing another flag. 15 yards later, the Steelers kick the ball for an 18-16 win.
“We won the game, that’s all that matters,” QB Ben Roethlisberger said.
The Steelers must now prepare for a trip to Mile High Stadium, where they take on the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional match up. Roethlisberger is currently listed as day to day after taking a brutal hit from Burfect at the end of the third quarter. Big Ben was reinserted into the game with a minute and change remaining in the game.
“You’ve got to salute the man,” Steelers guard Ramon Foster said Saturday night. “He’s a guy that’s proven to be a winner.”
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After the last meeting between these two AFC teams, the NFL handed out over $140,000 in fines from their week 14 match up. In that game, the fighting began in the pre-game warm ups before the Bengals lost QB Andy Dalton with a broken thumb. Bengals Vontaze Burfict was fined for a nasty hit on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. But the trouble didn’t begin there.
The troubles between these two teams began in week 8 after Burfict applied the hit that knocked RB Le’Veon Bell out for the season then proceeded to celebrate. After that incident, Steelers Guard Ramon Foster had this to say.
“He’s that type of guy,” Foster said. “That type of guy will get his sooner or later. … If you’ve played against him, you know what I mean by it. He’ll play it off, act dumb about it, but you don’t run across the field acting hyped, celebrating, running up and down when a guy goes down like that.”
Now playing for their playoff lives, coaches on both sides hope that this will be a cleaner game.
“They kind of got it out of their system there in the last game,” Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther said.
Not so sure about that after RT Marcus Gilbert put out a tweet before the holiday:
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The Cincinnati Bengals will look to punch their ticket into the playoffs with a punch in the mouth to the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday in a pivotal match up of AFC nemesis’s.
Ben Roethlisberger is looking to redeem himself after a three interception debacle in their last meeting.
“I played bad football,” Roethlisberger said.
Don’t expect a repeat performance as Big Ben has been playing quite well of late, racking up 810 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games.
“It’s going to be hard to have much more than a divisional opponent in their place who’s arguably the best team in football,” Roethlisberger said. “I’ve got to believe at least coming from me it’s already going to be as competitive as it gets.”
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Match between 0-3 teams not what the NFL expected
Back when this game was announced, it was looked upon as an event that will help to push the NFL brand in the United Kingdom. Then reality came calling.
The Minnesota Vikings have yet to get off the ground this season falling to the Lions, Bears and the Browns while the Steelers have succumbed to the Titans, Bengals and the Bears.
Adding insult to injury, Vikings QB Christian Ponder is now listed as doubtful with a rib injury picked up against the Browns.
“we’re going to push it to the limit and see what we can do, in a smart way. But I’m doing everything I can to play,” Ponder said.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, still reeling from a 27-24 heartbreak loss last weekend will attempt to regain form against Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals. For the Bengals, a victory against the Steelers could conceivably knock them out of the playoffs.
Steelers LB Larry Foote but it succently
“We’re going to see what we’re made of. We’re going to fold to the pressure or make love to it,” Foote said.
For the Bengals, it will take Dalton a near perfect game and the knowledge that the team controls their own destiny.
“Yeah, we’ve got everything in front of us. We’ve put ourselves in a good position to control everything,” Dalton said. “So these last two games are two big games for us. We’ve got to come out and show what kind of team we are, and there’s not better opponents to do it against than the Steelers and the Ravens.”
In his second game back from injury, Ben Roethlisberger and his Pittsburgh Steelers dropped another game but Ben is taking the blame for this one.
“Yes, absolutely,” he said after being asked if he let his team down. “One-hundred percent. This is on me. I let the team, the fans, everybody down.”
The Cowboys have won their last two games and are facing the New Orleans Saints next week while the Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals on the 23rd of December.