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Steelers vs. Bengals 2012: Game preview, kickoff time, TV schedule and more

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The Steelers look to get back to .500 when they face the Bengals on Sunday.

Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Cincinnati to face the Bengals on Sunday night in an important AFC North matchup. The Steelers are coming off a last-second loss to the Tennessee Titans where they blew a fourth-quarter lead. The defeat left Pittsburgh with a 2-3 record, and they now sit in third place in the division.

The Bengals are just ahead of the Steelers at 3-3. Cincinnati has lost to games in a row, falling at home to the Miami Dolphins and on the road to the Cleveland Browns.

Pittsburgh took the two meetings with the Bengals last season, including a 31-24 victory in Paul Brown Stadium.

Ben Roethlisberger has performed well, but it hasn't translated to offense for the Steelers. The quarterback is completing 65 percent of his passes and has a 99.9 QB rating. With running back Rashard Mendenhall still making his way back from an ACL tear last season, the run game hasn't done its part, with Pittsburgh last in the NFL in rushing yards per attempt.

Game time, TV schedule: 5:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Spread: Pittsburgh favored by 1. Check out Odds Shark for all odds related to this game.

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