December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) rushes the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals hope to halt Ohio dominance of Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has owned the Cincinnati Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium. Born and raised in Ohio, Ben has rarely lost when playing in his homestate, and he is 13-5 as a starter against the Bengals. The Steelers have won 10 of the past 11 games played in Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh is looking to record their third straight win against the Bengals on Monday Night Football.

Needless to say, keeping Big Ben contained will be the biggest key tonight in the Bengals getting a rare home win:

“He’s a very tough guy to bring down,” Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson said. “He does a great job of extending plays. We are going to have to be on our A-game.”

“You’ve got to make sure you rally,” defensive tackle Geno Atkins said. “If not, you can be on him and he can still get the ball off. You’ve got to make sure you grab his arm. He’s one of the strongest quarterbacks in the league.”

“It’s about contain,” linebacker Vontaze Burfict,t said. “We have great D-linemen that can do that, especially with Geno. We have guys that can catch him.”

 

 

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