Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 win over the Bengals.
He also returned a 71-yard punt for a touchdown. Brown was targeted a team-high 13 times. His 129 catches this season are the second-most in NFL history. He also led the league with 1,698 yards and 14 touchdowns. Brown will have a matchup with Ravens CB Lardarius Webb for the first round of the playoffs.
Jeremy Hill rushed 23 times for 100 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Steelers.
He added two catches for 10 yards. Hill started and played the majority of snaps, with Gio Bernard getting 10 touches in a change of pace role. He has at least 100 yards in three straight games since taking over for Bernard. Hill wraps up a highly productive rookie season with 222 carries, 1,339 total yards, and nine touchdowns. The Bengals play the Colts in the first round of the playoffs.
Giovani Bernard had three rushes for eight yards and seven catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Steelers.
Bernard had a highlight 17-yard touchdown on a short pass from Andy Dalton in the first quarter. He got 10 touches behind Jeremy Hill, who continued to get the majority of carries. Bernard has been more productive since moving out of the feature back role and is averaging six catches over his last two games. Bernard will finish the season with 168 carries, 1,029 total yards, and six touchdowns.
Andy Dalton completed 27-of-38 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 17 loss to the Steelers.
Dalton checked down all game and didn't have a completion over 20 yards. His touchdowns came on a short passes to Gio Bernard and Jermaine Gresham in the red-zone. Both of Dalton's interceptions were bad overthrows into coverage. He'll finish the regular season with 3,398 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. The Bengals will take on the Colts in the Wild Card round.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 24-of-38 passes for 317 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Pittsburgh's 27-17, Week 17 win over the Bengals on Sunday night.
Roethlisberger missed pre-game warmups and briefly went to the locker room in the first quarter due to flu-like symptoms. He was able to take advantage of the Bengals secondary at the short and intermediate levels, with both of his touchdowns coming on impressive plays after the catch by Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Roethlisberger had a career year in 2014, tying Drew Brees for a league-high 4,952 yards with a 32:9 TD/INT ratio. The Steelers clinched the AFC North and will play the Ravens in the first round of the playoffs.
A.J. Green left Sunday night's Week 17 game against the Steelers with a head injury.
Green is being evaluated for a concussion. He fumbled on big hit from Steelers S Mike Mitchell late in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the field. Green managed to catch eight passes for 82 yards prior to going down, putting him over 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season. His status should be updated no later than Monday.
Le'Veon Bell suffered a hyperextended right knee in Sunday night's Week 17 game against the Bengals.
Bell was injured on a low tackle by Bengals S Reggie Nelson at the end of a 19-yard reception. He jogged off the field under his own power, but was noticeably limping. The Steelers have listed him as doubtful to return. Bell finished with 100 total yards on 14 touches before exiting. Dri Archer and Josh Harris will replace him at running back.
Julius Thomas had zero catches in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.
It was Thomas' third game since returning from an ankle sprain and it was more of the same. He was a rotational player, failing to be the first read on any pass plays and losing snaps to blocker Virgil Green. Julius has now totaled 3-63-0 in these three games. The only logical explanation is he's still hurt, something the bye should help with. Thomas's fourth NFL regular season ends with 43-489-12, with an incredible nine of those scores coming in the first five weeks.