Ian Rapoport reports DeAngelo Williams (foot/ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bengals. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave Williams plenty of rest to recover but it just didn't work out. Considering the Steelers had such a short week of preparation, missing all these practices is a big deal. This leaves the Steelers with Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman at running back for the NFL wild card match-ups this weekend. It's hard to fathom that Williams is that much better than Toussaint and Todman, but it's true. Neither are a DFS cash game option this week by any stretch of the imagination. You could easily fire up Toussaint or Todman as a punt play in a couple GPP tournaments but we have little indication of how things could possibly pan out in a positive manner.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2016
- Andy Dalton - The Bengals QB is considered out which means the Bengals will turn to AJ McCarron, sorry Bengals fans.
- 5 and 1 - The Steelers are 5 and 1 in Paul Brown Stadium, including week 14 when Dalton was knocked out with a thumb injury.
- Team death match - This bitter rivalry is historical in nature and true to form no matter whats at stake.
- Vontaze Burfict - He was penalized 3 times in week 14, one of which was an obvious dirty low hit on Big Ben.