The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals played three of the most vicious games on the NFL calendar in 2015. Hits, injuries, fights and more than $200,000 in fines defined a wild stretch of AFC North play.
Things have calmed down, apparently.
Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams is in Hawaii this week as a military correspondent for the USAA. At the Wheeler Army Airfield base, Williams challenged Bengals Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert to a five-minute race for the most signatures from military officers. The officers signed Pro Bowl helmets. Eifert won 39-32.
All is cool, right? The reality is NFL players don't really hate each other off the field, even when the Bengals and Steelers are testing that theory on the field. They see each other at events and training facilities like this all the time.