The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals have long gone to battle in the AFC North. And while the two sides have a storied rivalry, their running backs share a special connection. Both Bengals running back Joe Mixon and Steelers running back Najee Harris grew up in the same hometown.

Joe Mixon, who is two years older than Najee Harris, thinks highly of the young Steelers running back.

With week one approaching, the Steelers and the Bengals are set to face off.

While speaking with reporters, Joe Mixon spoke about Najee Harris.