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Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Time: 1 p.m. Line: Steelers by 3½.
Records: Bengals 8-6 (7-6-1 vs. spread), Steelers 7-7 (5-8-1 vs. spread).
Comments: Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati, 24-17, Oct. 21 . . . With a win, Bengals can clinch playoff spot for second straight season for the first time since 1981-82 . . . Cincy’s BenJarvus Green-Ellis is averaging 108 yards rushing in his last five games . . . Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger is 89 passing yards shy of his seventh straight 3,000-yard season . . . Bengals QB Andy Dalton is 10-5 on the road . . . Cincinnati has a league-high 43 sacks . . . Pittsburgh is No. 1 in total defense . . . Player to watch: Bengals rookie LB Vontaze Burfict has a team-high 139 tackles.
Injuries: BENGALS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Adam Jones (hamstring), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (head), K Mike Nugent (head), RB Cedric Peerman (ankle). PROBABLE: LB Vontaze Burfict (illness), DE Carlos Dunlap (illness), TE Clark Harris (not injury related), T Andre Smith (foot), T Andrew Whitworth (head). STEELERS: OUT: CB Ike Taylor (ankle). DOUBTFUL: T Mike Adams (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Cortez Allen (groin), CB Curtis Brown (knee), LB James Harrison (illness), DE Cameron Heyward (not injury related), CB Keenan Lewis (hip), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related), C Maurkice Pouncey (illness), WR Emmanuel Sanders (rib), DE Al Woods (illness).
Cleveland at Denver
Time: 4:05 p.m. Line: Broncos by 12½.
Records: Browns 5-9 (8-5-1 vs. spread), Broncos 11-3 (8-5-1 vs. spread).
Comments: Broncos shooting for their 10th straight win and QB Peyton Manning is 5-0 vs. Browns . . . Cleveland’s Josh “Flash” Gordon leads all rookies with 759 receiving yards . . . Denver’s Demaryius Thomas has five receiving TDs in six home games . . . LB D’Qwell Jackson leads Browns with 106 tackles . . . Denver LB Elvis Dumervil needs one sack to reach 10 for third time in his career . . . Browns rookie Trent Richardson has 11 rushing TDs . . . Player to watch: Manning has 16 TD passes, 2 INTs, and a 109 passer rating at home.
Injuries: BROWNS: OUT: TE Jordan Cameron (head), S Tashaun Gipson (foot), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen (calf), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder, hip), TE Alex Smith (illness, knee). PROBABLE: WR Travis Benjamin (finger), T Oniel Cousins (shin), WR Joshua Cribbs (knee), RB Montario Hardesty (knee), G Shawn Lauvao (head, foot), T Ryan Miller (not injury related), DE Juqua Parker (knee), RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib, finger), DT Phil Taylor (knee, calf), T Joe Thomas (back). BRONCOS: DOUBTFUL: G Chris Kuper (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Gronkowski (hamstring). PROBABLE: S Mike Adams (knee), WR Eric Decker (ankle), WR Trindon Holliday (knee), C Dan Koppen (knee), S Jim Leonhard (ankle), RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs), DT Kevin Vickerson (groin), WR Matthew Willis (knee), LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle).
New York Giants at Baltimore
Time: 4:25 p.m., Fox Line: Giants by 2½.
Records: Giants 8-6 (6-7-1 vs. spread), Ravens 9-5 (5-8-1 vs. spread).
Comments: Skidding G-Men have lost four of six and need a pair of wins to clinch a playoff spot . . . Sliding Ravens have lost three straight but can clinch second straight AFC North with a win . . . Giants coach Tom Coughlin leads league in exasperated expressions (unofficial stat) . . . Baltimore coach John Harbaugh leads league in complaints to referees (also unofficial) . . . Ravens have won 12 straight home games vs. NFC . . . Giants are 4-1 after losses . . . Player to watch: NYG’s Victor Cruz needs one catch for second straight 80-catch, 1,000-yard season.
Injuries: GIANTS: QUESTIONABLE: C David Baas (hip, shoulder), TE Travis Beckum (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot), S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring), G Chris Snee (hip), DE Justin Tuck (shoulder). PROBABLE: CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), DT Chris Canty (neck), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), WR Rueben Randle (back). RAVENS: OUT: LB Jameel McClain (neck). DOUBTFUL: S Bernard Pollard (chest). QUESTIONABLE: WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), RB Vonta Leach (ankle), LB Albert McClellan (thigh, shoulder), RB Bernard Pierce (head), WR Torrey Smith (head), G Marshal Yanda (ankle). PROBABLE: TE Ed Dickson (knee), S James Ihedigbo (neck), DE Arthur Jones (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps), WR Deonte Thompson (thigh), WR LaQuan Williams (thigh).
San Francisco at Seattle
Time: 8:20 p.m., NBC Line: Even.
Records: 49ers 10-3-1 (9-5 vs. spread), Seahawks 9-5 (10-4 vs. spread).Continued...