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NFL Week 2: Steelers at Bengals

Things are looking down for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who shockingly lost their home opener 16-9 to the Tennessee Titans -- and lost Maurkice Pouncey (knee) and Larry Foote (biceps) to season-ending injuries. The Cincinnati Bengals aren't feeling so hot, either, after they lost on the road to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Are we already in must-win territory on Monday night?

Which team will win the Steelers-Bengals game in Cincinnati?

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    82%

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  • Is Monday's Steelers-Bengals game a must-win?

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      43%
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      29%
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      9%
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      19%

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  • Will the Steelers play in another Super Bowl with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger?

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      18%
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      82%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,358)

  • Which quarterback would you rather have over the next three years?

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      73%
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      27%

    Discuss (Total votes: 7,290)

  • Which is more to blame for the Steelers' ongoing struggles with the running game?

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      67%
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      33%

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  • Which player will the Steelers miss more?

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      14%
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      86%

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  • Is the Steelers' defense still elite?

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      22%
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      78%

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AFC North Preview -- 2013

The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl ... then promptly let a number of players leave, many on the defensive side. Will this open things up for the longtime division stalwart Pittsburgh Steelers or the upstart Cincinnati Bengals?

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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      48%
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      5%
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      30%
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      17%

    Discuss (Total votes: 35,309)

  • How much will the departures of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe, Bernard Pollard et al hurt the Ravens' defense this season?

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      82%
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      18%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,773)

  • Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback?

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      30%
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      70%

    Discuss (Total votes: 72,863)

  • Will Ben Roethlisberger reach another Super Bowl as the Steelers' starting quarterback?

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      26%
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      74%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,715)

  • Who is the best coach in the AFC North?

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      58%
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      9%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 10,290)

  • When will the Browns next make the playoffs?

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      67%

    Discuss (Total votes: 15,917)

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In 2012, J.J. Watt nearly unanimously won NFL defensive player of the year, thanks to video-game-on-easy numbers (and, as a result, the success of his Houston Texans). Is the 24-year-old already the best defensive lineman in football? Or will the rest of the pack catch up in 2013? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

Rank 'Em: MVP | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | LBs | DBs | Offensive ROY | Defensive ROY

NFL DLs in 2013

Jared Allen

Jared Allen

Vikings
2012: 45 tackles, 12 sacks, FF

Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins

Bengals
2012: 53 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 4 FF

Elvis Dumervil

Elvis Dumervil

Ravens
2012: 54 tackles, 11.0 sacks, 6 FF

Chris Long

Chris Long

Rams
2012: 33 tackles, 11.5 sacks

Haloti Ngata

Haloti Ngata

Ravens
2012: 51 tackles, 5 sacks

Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers

Bears
2012: 39 tackles, 11.5 sacks, FF

Jason Pierre-Paul

Jason Pierre-Paul

Giants
2012: 66 tackles, 6.5 sacks, FF

B.J. Raji

B.J. Raji

Packers
2012: 26 tackles

Justin Smith

Justin Smith

49ers
2012: 66 tackles, 3 sacks

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh

Lions
2012: 35 tackles, 8 sacks

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt

Texans
2012: 81 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 4 FF

Cameron Wake

Cameron Wake

Dolphins
2012: 53 tackles, 15 sacks, 3 FF

DeMarcus Ware

DeMarcus Ware

Cowboys
2012: 56 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 5 FF

Vince Wilfork

Vince Wilfork

Patriots
2012: 48 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 2 FF

Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams

Vikings
2012: 30 tackles, 2.0 sacks

Mario Williams

Mario Williams

Bills
2012: 46 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 2 FF

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