didn’t make things overly complicated for their sons Trey Zach Gentry Jersey 2019 , Terrell and Tremaine growing up.The rules of the house were pretty simple. Especially the first two: finish everything and try your best to win.Easy to remember if not always easy to live by, particularly if you happened to be the brother on the losing end of a game of say, Madden. Or didn’t clean your plate first. Or came in second (or, even worse, third) in any of the daily competitions between the three.“Our parents didn’t raise us soft,” Terrell Edmunds said.Hard to argue with the results, not with all three playing in the NFL. Terrell is a rookie safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers.On Sunday, he’ll be in Oakland alongside older brother Trey, a second-year running back promoted to the active roster this week following a left ankle injury to starter James Conner.They’ll kick off against the Raiders shortly after youngest brother Tremaine and the Buffalo Bills finish up their game with the New York Jets.Not bad for three kids from southern Virginia separated in age by 3½ years (Trey is 23, Terrell is 21 and Tremaine is 20) and not much else.Terrell and Tremaine made NFL history in the spring when they were the first pair of brothers taken in the opening round of the draft, following in the footsteps of Trey — who spent 2017 with New Orleans — and Ferrell, a two-time Pro Bowl tight end while playing for Miami and Seattle in the late 1980s and early 1990s.Yet ask Trey who the best athlete was growing up, and his response is surprisingly diplomatic.“We all were the guy at different points Black Zach Gentry Jersey ,” he said. “We all were the guy.”He’s not kidding. Trey ran for nearly 2,600 yards during his senior year at Dan River High School in 2012, when he would take the handoff from Terrell, who played quarterback.The following fall with Trey now a freshman at Virginia Tech, Terrell ran for more than 1,700 yards himself. Tremaine —at 6-foot-5 and now 205 pounds the biggest of the three — followed as a dynamic two-way player who was just as comfortable tackling guys as he was running them over.All three brothers played together at Virginia Tech in 2015 when life got in the way. Trey, his role diminished, transferred to Maryland. He went undrafted but signed with New Orleans, where he ran for 48 yards on nine carries after the Saints tried to turn him into a fullback/tight end. It didn’t quite take. New Orleans cut him in September. The Steelers signed him to the practice squad the next day.Trey admitted he was just looking for a job after the Saints released him. The fact the Steelers were the first one to reach out was merely a happy coincidence. He didn’t have to worry about trying to fit in or finding a place to live. Having his brother on the roster took care of both.It also, however, threatened to change the dynamic between the two. Terrell is a rapidly maturing starter who got the first sack of his career last week when he chased down Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Tremaine arrived simply trying to keep his career alive.He’s impressed coach Mike Tomlin with his enthusiastic embrace of special teams play — where he will likely see action against the Raiders — and his brother’s encouragement has helped him navigate the sometimes tricky life of a practice squad player.“He never made it uncomfortable for me,” Trey said. “He never made it seem weird or anything like that. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”One of the reasons no one at Heinz Field might have roared louder when Terrell raced in on the blitz and overwhelmed Rivers.“Prime-time football, doing it to a prime-time player Rod Woodson Jersey ,” Trey said. “I couldn’t have been more excited. Before you know it, I’m going to see his name on Pro Bowl ballots.”Yet it says something about the lessons instilled by his parents long ago that Terrell shrugs at the memory. Yeah, it was a cool moment, but one that came in a game the Steelers (7-4-1) lost on a last-second field goal.“I’m not a loser and I don’t want to be labeled as a loser,” Terrell said. “I just want to go out there and help the team the best way I can and try to stack wins.”Trey will officially join the fight on Sunday afternoon as their journey comes full circle, one in which they won’t be competing against each other, but for each other.“It’s something special and we don’t take it for granted,” Trey said. “We’re both in this for the same thing: to make a playoff run.”NOTES: Conner, LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), RT Marcus Gilbert (knee) and LG Ramon Foster (coach’s decision) did not practice on Thursday. … WR Ryan Switzer (concussion), S Morgan Burnett (back) and long snapper Kameron Canaday (knee) were full participants. Coach Marvin Lewis routinely shows his Bengals players video of egregious conduct from around the league as a way of trying to keep them in line. Exhibit A would be their game last December against the Steelers.The Bengals were penalized 13 times for a club-record 173 yards during another meltdown against Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers overcame a 17-point deficit with the help of Cincinnati's damaging penalties, finishing off a 23-20 victory that was their sixth in the row in the series .Penalties have figured prominently in the streak, including penalties on Vontaze Burfict and Adam "Pacman" Jones that helped Pittsburgh pull out an 18-16 playoff victory in the 2015 season."We can't have any dumb penalties Dan McCullers Jersey , any outbursts, anything like that," cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. "We've got to stay focused. It's Pittsburgh week. Everybody's going to be hyped up, ramped up."The AFC North rivalry has big implications for a mid-October game. The Bengals (4-1) are off to their best start since 2015, when they won the division, and could put some distance between themselves and the Steelers (2-2-1) . A loss would essentially even things up. The teams end the season with a game at Heinz Field.For the Bengals, it's about keeping their cool when tensions escalate."Every game I've been in against the Steelers, there's been some type of aggressive hits or something dirty going on," said receiver Tyler Boyd, who has played against his hometown team three times. "You can't go out and play scared. You can't go play frightened. You've just got to go out and hit. It's hit or be hit."The Monday night game last December included nine major penalties and led to two suspensions.William Jackson got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty; Geno Atkins was flagged for roughing the passer; A.J. Green and Clayton Fejedelem got 15-yard facemask penalties; and George Iloka got an unnecessary roughness penalty for hitting Antonio Brown in the head. Iloka also got a one-game suspension that was reduced to a fine.Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell and Brian Allen were flagged for unnecessary roughness. JuJu Smith-Schuster got a 15-yard penalty for a blindside hit on Burfict, and another penalty for standing over the linebacker and talking trash. Smith-Schuster also got a one-game suspension.Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree says there's a difference between this rivalry game and all the others."Cincinnati game: I hit you as hard as I can, you hit me as hard as you can, but we're going to talk trash after the play Roosevelt Nix Jersey ," Dupree said. "It's a real-life fight out there."Both Lewis and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin talked to their teams after the game last December, trying to rein in the conduct. Some Bengals veterans are reinforcing the message that they can't let their emotions lead to another loss."The vets are going to be able to remind the young players of it 鈥?just talk about keeping your composure in games like this, things they probably did in college and big games, too," defensive end Carlos Dunlap said.Lewis reminded his team of penalties this week. Cincinnati was able to overcome a 17-0 deficit and beat the Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday in part because of Miami's penalties. The Bengals' first touchdown drive was aided by Martrell Spaight's unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and an unnecessary roughness penalty on T.J. McDonald."That's what the ramifications are 鈥?you're hurting our opportunity to win," Lewis said. "You're really putting a dagger in our opportunity to win."NO GIO AGAIN: Running back Giovani Bernard was held out of practice again Thursday as he recovers from a knee injury, an indication he won't be ready for the Steelers game. Bernard also sat out the win over Miami, putting the onus on Joe Mixon. Tight end Tyler Kroft also missed a second straight day of practice with a foot injury. Jackson (knee), receiver John Ross (groin) and offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (wrist) were limited.AP Sports Writer Will Graves contributed to this report.