Steelers vs Bengals: 3 keys to victory for Pittsburgh this week
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By Curt Popejoy

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

To paraphrase the Immortal Bad Boys 2, “stuff just got real” for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers got a big win over the Atlanta Falcons to pull to 2-2-1 and now have three straight division games with a bye week thrown in. First up are the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. They are the class of the division right now but far from unbeatable.

Here are the three keys to victory for Pittsburgh.

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Last week we finally saw a Pittsburgh team come out with energy and intensity. Flat starts had been Kryptonite for this team previously. You know Cincinnati is going to come out of the locker room fired up, hoping to improve on their 4-1 record. The Steelers need to come out and match that intensity. And if they cannot, at least hold the Bengals off until things balance out without spotting Cincinnati a big...



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