Which is better, football or footballs?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing their biggest test of the season on Saturday when they face the Cincinnati Bengals in a matchup of AFC North leaders.
It’s a must win game for the Steelers as they travel to Cincinnati to play a team they’ve not beaten since 2011.
However, if you’re a Steelers fan looking for a way to celebrate the team’s historic first-ever Super Bowl victory, you’ll be glad to know there’s an alternative: football.
“Football is the only sport that we know that can get me to a Super Bowl,” Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said during the team-wide news conference Monday.
“It’s the only thing I can think of that’s going to get me there.
It doesn’t matter what team it is.
We’re gonna win this game.”
The Steelers are also one of just two teams in the NFL to have two-straight wins over division rivals and the last to do so was the New England Patriots in 2012.
But the Bengals are the first team since the Detroit Lions in 2010 to win consecutive games against the Steelers and the Steelers are currently the only team to win a division title since 2011, which they did against the Bengals in their first meeting in Week 1.
Roethlisberg threw for a career-best 346 yards on 23-of-29 passing to lead the Steelers to a 28-24 victory over the Bengals, who were coming off a win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
They’re hoping to take the lead in the AFC North when they host the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first of two meetings this week.
Roethlesberger has been one of the NFL’s most reliable quarterbacks this season with a season-high 13 touchdown passes, four interceptions and a 105.1 passer rating.
But the Bengals have allowed just one quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards in the last four games and have only one player in the league to record more than 10 interceptions.
The Steelers were shut out for the first time since 2008 in the loss to the Bengals.