DeAngelo Williams will not be on the players list for this Saturday’s game, although the coaches are confident he can return to full play next weekend. Could that be too little too late? The Pittsburgh Steelers are going into the playoffs weakened, against AFC North rivals Cincinatti. With DeAngelo Williams out with an injured ankle, and Le’Veon Bell already on the injury list, that leaves the Steelers with their third and fourth string rushers. Not a good diagnosis walking into the playoffs against the AFC North Champs. Of course, the Bengals are without a few players too. Notably Dalton, but the Steelers have relied on their rushers to pull them up the field when they need it for most of the season. To be walking into the first match in the playoffs with Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman as your go to guys, the coaches could be pretty worried right now. With only 22 carries, and 64 yards between them, they’re not exactly lighting up the pitch with 3 yards per carry. Still, it’s moments like these when benchwarmers get the chance to shine, could this be their game? The Steelers can rest easy knowing that Williams will be back for next week – if they beat the Bengals – he’ll be ready to start against the Broncos, but with two backup running backs – that haven’t started a game all season – their chances are looking slimmer and slimmer. How do you think this will affect the playoffs? With the Steelers slotted to beat the Bengals in the forecasts, this loss of a player could swing the balance back to Cincinatti. Then again the Bengals have a reputation for choking in the playoffs, so this could well be nothing to worry about.