NEXT OPPONENT: CINCINNATI (9-4)

The Bengals have made the playoffs the past two seasons, and led the AFC North by two games entering Sunday night’s game against Pittsburgh.

OPPONENT WEEK 15

Bengals at Steelers, night

The game was not complete when this edition went to press.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Andy Dalton, quarterback

Taken early in the second round (35th overall, 23 picks after Christian Ponder) out of TCU in 2011, Dalton is on track for his best season and his third playoff berth. He entered Sunday night’s game with an 87.7 passer rating and 25 touchdown passes.

OUTLOOK

Another cold, maybe snowy outdoor game for the beat-up Vikings means Dalton will have the edge. The Vikings have played hard down the stretch, but still ... Outlook: Horns down.