If you like rivalries, this is a particularly good week to be watching the NFL.
Maybe best of all, Bengals-Steelers, with both teams coming off wins and looking to establish their credentials as not only an AFC North power, but a Super Bowl contender.
"Physical. Heated. It's going to be a good game. It's going to be a slugfest," says Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, who won't be involved because of an ankle injury.
"We play them every year, twice a year, sometimes three," Cincinnati cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick adds. "They know us personally, and we know those guys personally. So it's a little different."
Rivalries tend to be that way, whether in Week 2, Week 17 or in the postseason. Remember, this was the matchup in an AFC wild-card game the Bengals blew when Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones flew off the handle in January.
"We're a pretty cool team," defensive end Cam Heyward says. "We don't get too high or too low. We try to stay pretty focused on the goal, that's to win the game. All that ulterior stuff is hoopla. We don't pay attention to it."