The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals have a longstanding rivalry, which has more recently been rekindled with the Bengals’ rise to an annual contender.
Even with Cincinnati’s close loss to a surprising Chicago team, and Pittsburgh’s not-so-close loss to a surprising Tennessee team, tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup on ESPN is a huge game for both teams. Cincinnati wants to assert themselves as a top-tier team against a Steelers squad that has plagued them for years, while Pittsburgh needs to shake off a loss that was devoid of many of the hallmarks of Steelers teams of yore.
While the Bengals may appear to be the sure bet in this game, these key matchups are essential to a Cincinnati victory.
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