A.J. McCarron to start against Steelers, Andy Dalton nearing return

    
The Bengals will likely start A.J. McCarron in this weekends playoff game against the Steelers. 

 Andy Dalton has shed his cast but has not resumed throwing footballs. The Bengals figure to give him plenty of chances to show he’s healthy but he may very well need another week before he is ready to go. 

The Bengals loss to the Broncos in Week 16 looks more and more damaging. Should the Bengals somehow win at home this weekend expect Dalton to start in the Divisional round.