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2-3, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Eifert was in the locker room today. He said he feels "really good," after his back surgery, and will stay around Cincinnati for his rehab. Got a fist bump from Andy Dalton as Dalton passed by this morning.

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FPI: Steelers favored heavily over Bengals

Cincy returns from its bye on a two-game win streak, but ESPN's FPI gives Pittsburgh better than a 3-1 edge at home. Ben Roethlisberger could become the fourth QB ever with at least 20 wins against multiple teams (21 vs. Browns, 19 vs. Bengals).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals defense pressures QBs at a league-leading rate of 34 percent this season, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has been pressured in just 15.2 percent of his dropbacks, which could change on Sunday.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Boyd, Adam Jones and Ryan Hewitt did not practice today. John Ross and Derron Smith were limited again. Clayton Fejedelem, Andy Dalton and Dre Kirkpatrick were full participants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals were playing Renegade by Styx at practice today. That's the song the Steelers often play at Heinz Field during big moments of the game.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones was in sweats at practice today. Seemed to be in good spirits but wasn't participating. He was limited yesterday. He has been dealing with a back issue.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers WR Antonio Brown hasn't had a 100-yard receiving game against the Bengals in the regular season since 2014. His last touchdown catch against Cincinnati was in 2015. Bengals were able to contain him last season. Brown is leading the league in receiving yards (700), ahead of AJ Green (504).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Boyd and Ryan Hewitt did not practice. Clayton Fejedelem (hamstring), Adam Jones (back), John Ross (knee) and Derron Smith (ankle) were limited. Andy Dalton (ankle) and Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) were full participants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Ross and Adam Jones are both practicing. Jones looks like he's moving around well after sitting out Monday with a back injury. Tyler Boyd and Ryan Hewitt aren't practicing.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis said things went well with Tyler Eifert's surgery and he'll do his rehab in Cincinnati.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton said his ankle is fine now. He was sore for a few days last week, "as anybody would be," but said no pain at this point.

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FPI: Bengals need help in playoff push

The bye week did no favors for Cincy, whose chances to win the AFC North dwindled to 5 percent in ESPN's FPI while the Steelers' grip on the division tightened significantly.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals will wear white jerseys and black pants at Pittsburgh this weekend. They're 25-28 in that combination since 2004.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have promoted LB Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad to fill Tyler Eifert's spot.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have given long snapper Clark Harris a one-year extension, signing him through the 2018 season. Harris, 33, has quietly been as solid as they come on special teams since the Bengals signed him in 2009.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals' WR John Ross has played only 5 offensive snaps, or 0.8 percent of all the team's snaps, which ranks 31 of 32 first-round picks this year. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has not taken a snap. Niners LB Reuben Foster and Chargers WR Mike Williams have also taken less than 2 percent of their teams' total snaps.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones is now working on the rehab field. Tyler Boyd is not participating today during the open period.

Team Stats

Passing Yards227.018th
Rushing Yards84.0Tied-28th
Points For16.830th
Points Against16.62nd

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