The Bengals, guided by Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, have lost five straight to AFC North bully Pittsburgh, but there are reasons to believe this time could be different at Heinz Field.
Somehow, despite it all -- despite themselves -- the Steelers still can make the playoffs with a mere home sweep of their Ohio rivals the next two Sundays.
Cowboys use interception return in overtime to set up game-winning field goal to beat the Steelers. It was the second week in a row that the Cowboys won on a Dan Bailey field goal. Despite the loss, the Steelers can make the playoffs by beating both Cincinnati and Cleveland to end the regular season.
The Steelers and Cowboys enter Week 15 with 7-6 records and tenuous postseason hopes. Pittsburgh will face Dallas in the Jerry Dome without their No. 1 cornerback Ike Taylor, and an offensive line that will feature a rookie right side and a new left guard.
Can the Steelers plug the holes and play better against playoff-pushing Dallas than they did in losing big to the previously 4-8 San Diego Chargers and more akin to their winning effort in Baltimore two weeks ago?
Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley may not be fully recovered from his ankle injury, but he says it's "feeling good" and it looks likely that he will be able to play Sunday against the Cowboys, although his role could be limited.
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel said after Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Chargers that he sensed in the locker room that the team did not appear to be ready to play.
The Steelers' wideouts dropped at least a handful of passes, including Mike Wallace, who had three drops with seven catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns.

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