The Pittsburgh Steelers are taking up the most effective receiving corps within the league this weekend. And they’re going to do it with out their high cornerback.
Joe Haden, initially listed as questionable after being restricted with a foot injury for a lot of the week, has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game versus the Bengals. Pittsburgh shall be with out Haden for the second week in a row. Its secondary struggled mightily in a Week 11 defeat to the Chargers, which featured James Pierre beginning rather than Haden.
The Steelers’ job in Cincinnati will not be any simpler, as they face quarterback Joe Burrow and wideouts Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins. The Bengals rank twelfth in passing offense and have topped 30 factors in 4 of the previous 5 weeks. They additionally beat Pittsburgh in Week 3, 24-10.
The Steelers allowed a season-high 41 factors final week to the Chargers. Tight finish Eric Ebron, who injured his knee within the loss, was positioned on injured reserve Saturday.