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It’s a game only an AFC North afficionado will love.

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The NFC has been settled for the week, and while that conference features multiple terrific teams at the top of the heap, there’s really only three good teams in the other conference. Those are, in no particular order, the annoyingly consistent Patriots, the defensively tremendous Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers have a legitimate chance at a Super Bowl this season, but it would help if they could get homefield throughout the playoffs. A win here would help in that regard, as it would put them at 10-2 alongside the Patriots. They’ll have to beat their divisional rivals in Cincinnati to do so, and despite the fact that the Bengals have been wholly mediocre, that’s never a given.

If you’re interested in tonight’s matchup, which kicks off at 8:30, be sure to talk about it here. Otherwise, get those loins girded for a short week and a Thursday night game against the Saints.