The big news: LB Rey Maualuga is probable, DE Carlos Dunlap and TE Jermaine Gresham both questionable, CB Adam Jones is doubtful, and TE Donald Lee is out.
With Lee out, it’s important that Gresham play so that the tight end duties don’t entirely fall on undrafted rookie TE Colin Cochart. Maualuga will most likely start at MLB, his first game in almost a month. It’s important that Carlos Dunlap can return as well. His pressure on the QB is by far the best on the team, and disrupting Ben Roethlisberger will be crucial. Finally, with Pacman out, Kelly Jennings will take up the duties of the 3rd corner.
For the Steelers, pass-rushing expert Lamar Woodley is out. This linebacker would have been lined up against Bengals starting Right Tackle Andre Smith, who is looking for redemption playing poorly against the Steelers in their most recent matchup.