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The battle in the trenches
Sunday’s matchup will feature a battle in the trenches. The Steelers’ offensive line owns the fourth highest pass-blocking efficiency, and they have allowed pressure on only 24.8% of dropbacks, the second-lowest rate in the league. They will be tested against the Bengals’ fourth-ranked pass rushing unit.
Conner replacing Bell
Running back James Conner has enjoyed an incredible start to his 2017 campaign. He is currently averaging just under three yards after contact per attempt (2.94) and an astonishing 6.4 missed tackles per game. His production will be tested against PFF’s fourth-ranked run defense.
Heyward bringing the heat
Interior defender Cameron Heyward will look to continue his impressive start when he faces a struggling offensive line. Heyward ranks eighth among interior defenders with 18 quarterback pressures and is tied for…