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Bengals vs. Steelers: Position-by-Position Breakdown

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Nov 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end

Heath Miller

(83) makes a pass reception against Cleveland Browns outside linebacker

Jabaal Sheard

(97) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Tight Ends:

Heath Miller is a solid TE and like all TEs, has killed the Bengals in the past. Though due to age and injury I don’t believe he is the player he once was, he is still dangerous (49 rec, 524 yds, 1 TD) and with the Steelers throwing the ball around like they do, the Bengals will have to account for Miller.

Unlike the Bengals, the Steelers have gotten very little production out of any other TE (10 rec, 150 yds, 0 TDs…and 7/117 came in the 1st 3 games when Miller was coming back from injury). Neither of the Bengals TEs individually have the numbers of Miller, but combined, Gresham and Eifert have 75 receptions, 795 yards and 4 TDs.

Not to mention that covering 2 TEs is tougher than covering 1.

Advantage: Bengals

 

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