Bengals Notebook: QB Protection At Premium For Cincy, Steelers; Hilton Rates Rivalry's Best Trash Talkers; Taylor Looking At Game-Time Decisions For Injuries
Protecting the Ohio-bred quarterbacks in Pittsburgh during Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) is paramount in the wake of the losses the Bengals and Steelers took last week.
Matchup Of The Game: Hot Bengals Defensive Line Digs In Against New Steelers O-Line
Bengals defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi is preparing for Sunday's ninth career game against the Steelers and first as a Bengal (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) and even though he sees new numbers on film he's still wary of the Pittsburgh offensive line. "Different O-line, but same Steelers," says Ogunjobi.
Hilton (Bengals), Haden (Steelers) And The AFC North Culture Wars
Joe Haden, the Steelers estimable cornerback, had just stepped off the practice field Thursday prepping for Sunday's 18th career game against the Bengals at Heinz Field (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) and he wasn't surprised to hear that old friend Mike Hilton is inspiring the Cincinnati defense this week.
Quick Hits: Monday Night Win Over Steelers Became Bengals Recruiting Poster
With the Steelers up on Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) at Heinz Field, the Bengals are trying to replicate what they did back on December in a Monday night game at Paul Brown Stadium. It was a decisive 27-17 victory with a third-string quarterback over a playoff team in a breakthrough moment for not only the locker room but, as it turned out, for some prospective free agents.