So, who is ready for the Steelers to come to PBS Monday night for the Bengals’ home opener? I know I am. This game is the first of two primetime games between the Bengals and Steelers, and both have the potential to be huge deciding factors as to who gets into the playoffs and who will be watching at home. For me, there are a few Bengals that will have big nights this Monday, both offensively and defensively.
Look for Atkins to be all over Ben Roethlisberger. His new hefty contract should give him a boost, and Steelers starting center Maurkice Pouncey is out for the year. That will make the Pittsburgh offensive line weaker than it already is. Don’t be surprised if you see 2 or 3 sacks from Atkins alone.
Look for Harrison to be uber-pumped for this game. It will be the first time he plays against them. He wants a little revenge for them not resigning him.