AFC North: The Bengals Biggest Threat

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Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 9, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (33) during the first quarter in the AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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This is hands down, the team worthy of the title. When primetime cameras are focused on these monsters, time stops and a wormhole opens to swallow non-believers. Well, at least that’s the way it seems to Bengals and Steelers faithful. Over the past seasons, this battle has gotten completely out of hand. But, the intensity is what makes the action so spellbinding.

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There are villains and heroes, depending on what team you favor. Burfict will be serving a three-game suspension, for laying out Antonio Brown. Tensions are building, as the season mounts. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, the first social media jab has been thrown.

When Bengals’ DT Domata Peko was asked to complete a sentence about the Steelers, he let loose. He landed a haymaker, via Bleacher Report. He politely called them “pieces of bleep.”

"“Oh, we hate them. For us, each time we play the Steelers, the whole city is like ‘beat these fools,’ and whenever we beat them, it is a big party in Cincinnati. It’s a big rivalry for us.”"

The heat is getting turned up early.

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