NFL News : Steeler calls out the team's 'biggest rival' ahead of the 2016 season.

Steeler calls out the team's 'biggest rival' ahead of the 2016 season.

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DeAngelo Williams, along with many Steelers' fans, were left wondering what could have been after last year's loss to the Denver Broncos.

The Pittsburgh Steelers' running back still firmly believes the Steelers would have appeared in Super Bowl 50, had it not been for the dirty play of the team's biggest rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams told ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler that had it not been for Bengals' linebacker Vontaze Burfict taking out Steelers' wide receiver Antonio Brown with a helmet-to-helmet hit.

"For me, my rival throughout my year will be the Cincinnati Bengals," Williams said. "I don't think there was any doubt in my mind if [Brown] was not interfered on or hit the way he was hit, however you want to label it -- there's no doubt we go on and give the Broncos hell."

It is worth noting that Antonio Brown absolutely owned Broncos' corner Chris Harris during the Steelers' regular season matchup between the two teams. Brown recorded 16 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns in that game.

Williams now seems determined to keep the Bengals in mind for the upcoming 2016 season, as he knows the kind of questionable tactics they use.

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