He was also playing with a rookie practice squad RT at his side. The OL has been in a shambles for quite a while due to injuries. DD will get better, and he will be very good. The Bengals wisely used what they learned from the Cowboys strategy last week late in that game, and the Steelers did not adjust (poor prep by the coaching staff ???).
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