Bengals at Steelers: Crossing Enemy Lines with Kim Meyers of Still Curtain
We had a chance to sit down with the editor of Still Curtain, Kim Myers, about Sunday’s Bengals-Steelers game in Pittsburgh.
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Stripe Hype: The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have remained fairly quiet heading into Sunday’s match up, strategic mind games, or focus on preparation for a division rival?
Kim Myers: I feel like I’ve heard plenty of talk about this rivalry game. Both sides are keeping it pretty professional so far but the buildup has been definitely hard to escape. I hope it lives up to the hype.
I think that each team has a different reason for being quiet leading into the game. The Steelers come into this game with a whole lot of expectations for this season in spite of the players who are missing and will be missing for some time for either injuries or suspensions. They can’t afford to falter early on if they want any of those expectations to come to fruition.
Plus, they don’t have the pressure of this rivalry. That’s how it’s different for Cincinnati. They’re the team that imploded in the last meeting so they’re the ones who must be reminded to keep their cool and not let things get out of hand. The Steelers have the benefit of sitting back and not having their worst moments of last season replayed all week.
I think that is what has kept the Bengals quiet; they have to appear to be all business and not carry the baggage of the last meeting into this game.
What do the Steelers need to do in order to stop A.J. Green and this passing game?