When Steelers have the ball:
The DL needs to get to the college rapist and prevent those extended plays that Ben kills the Bengals with. Even though the Steelers have one of the worse OL's in the NFL, without Dunlap in the lineup again, it is difficult to slow down Ben.
Now that Ben will have the ability to extend plays more frequnetly, Brown and Sanders should cut up the weakened secondary.
The Steelers come out throwing and Brown may have a 100+ receiving yards by the end of the first half.
Advantage: Huge advantage for the Steelers
When the Bengals have the ball:
Polomalu is active, but is one good shot to Benson's knee away from dying on the field. The OL needs to cancel out the Steelers pass rush again, and control the LOS in the running game, which is very difficult to do. Last game Benson had over 100 yards rushing, which they can possibly repeat again today.
With AJ Green in the lineup and Polomalu hurt, the passing game possibly opens up. If Gruden can creat matchups like he has been doing the past couple of weeks, build upon the plays they ran against the Steelers last time, and Green can play all 4 quarters, there is a chance they could keep the pace and turn this into a shoot out in the second half.
This game is like going into a gun fight with a knife. It will be tough to win in Pittsburgh, but they have the stamina to pull it off in the second half if they can keep it close in the first and not get down by more than 14. In the end, this will be a live again to fight another day type of game, and hope that we get to face the Steelers in week one of the playoffs with the defense almost fully loaded.