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Ben Roethlisberger Reveals What Controversial Bengals Star Said During Game

Ben Roethlisberger throws a pass for the Steelers.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the first quarter during the game against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field on December 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled out a 28-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the final seconds on Sunday. Wide receiver Antonio Brown scored the game-winning touchdown.

Earlier in the game, Brown took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict has a well-earned reputation as a dirty player, and this seemed like the latest example of him breaking the rules.

After the game, Steelers players came out and said they wanted Burfict to be suspended. Today, Ben Roethlisberger addressed what happened, and his comments don't reflect well on the Bengal defender.

According to Big Ben, Burfict singled out Pittsburgh wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and told him he was next.

Assuming that is true, that is a bad look for Burfict. It isn't surprising though.

These two teams don't like each other, and the play on the field when they meet reflects this animosity. Games between the Steelers and Bengals seem especially violent.

Oh yeah, the next time they play each other? December 30 at 1 p.m. ET, and there's a chance that a playoff spot or division title could be on the line.

That should be fun .