While the Cincinnati Bengals have yet to play the Browns once, they wrap up play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12 at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Steelers. Who look to be climbing back into the playoff and AFC North hunt, beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-24 on Sunday and are now sitting at 4-4 and 1-1 in the division. Leading up to the game in Cincinnati, they will have faced the Rams, as well as the Cleveland Browns on the road.
While the Ravens look to be the class of the division, Pittsburgh still has two games against Cleveland as well as their season finale with the Ravens in Baltimore. Outside of Los Angeles and a home game against Buffalo, the Steelers have a soft schedule the rest of the season. Games against the Bengals, Browns, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals provide the kind of mixed bag that could keep them in the postseason hunt late into December.
Week 12 for the Bengals will conclude a three-game November slate that could potentially add another three losses to an 0-8 record. While they do have two of three in Cincinnati, the Ravens, Raiders, and the Steelers are all teams beginning to settle into a groove that could have them difficult to beat in the second half of the season.