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Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers takes place on Sunday with both teams still with playoff hopes. For the Steelers it is do or die time and anything but a win will knock them out of the reckoning, where as the Bengals are hunting for the win that would clinch their playoff birth. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
This all-AFC North clash will see the Bengals go all out to secure the win they need to confirm their place in the playoff calendar with a week to spare. The Bengals come into this game with a record of 8-6 and lie in second place in the division behind the 9-5 Baltimore Ravens.
The Steelers meanwhile have a very slim chance to making the playoffs, and in most people's eyes are as good as out of the reckoning already; another loss today would confirm their elimination. They lie third in the AFC North right now and have a record if 7-7.
This should be a fierce encounter with both sides putting everything on the line to get the win. There will be no love lost between these two teams, and for Pittsburgh fans, they would love nothing more than to take the Bengals down and dent their playoff and divisional chances.
In today's match up what fans can expect is to see one of the NFL's most in form teams play against one of the league's most out of form teams. The Bengals come into this game having won five of their last six games, which has propelled them onto the verge of the playoffs.
Last week the Bengals bounced back from their disappointing 19-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, with a confident 34-13 win against the Philadelphia Eagles. If results go their way today the Bengals amazingly could tie for first in the division, with a final day game against the Baltimore Ravens to come, it could be a massive winner takes all contest on the final day of the regular season in the AFC North division.
The Bengals will hope to avoid a second quarter slump like they did last weekend when they fell 0-13 against the Eagles during that quarter. That ultimately would have little consequence as the Bengals were near perfect in the other three quarters, but they will be looking to maintain their intensity through the entire game today.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.