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Steelers vs. Bengals: Struggling Ike Taylor to guard A.J. Green

Life as an NFL cornerback can certainly be tough, given how quickly one has to rebound from bad plays. A corner has to have some of the thickest skin out there, because wide receivers certainly aren't likely to let up on him. On Sunday, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor will be matched up one-on-one with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, according to Mike Bires on Twitter.

In six games, Green has 43 receptions for 628 yards and six touchdowns. He's averaging 104.7 yard per game and 146 yards per reception. His yardage totals are the most of any receiver in the NFL, with New England's Wes Welker just a few yards behind him (622). Taylor will certainly have his work cut out for him, and with all eyes on him too, as the game is the Sunday Night Football matchup for Week 7.

Taylor recently vented his frustration with the media for calling out the Steelers and, in particular, their defense. He suggested that the media is falsely portraying the stats and making it seem like they're doing worse than they actually are, and as noted by Behind The Steel Curtain, the veteran cornerback was very frustrated throughout what they called a "mini-tirade." He'll need to shake that off and bring his 'A' game on Sunday, because Green has his sights set on another big day.

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