Dec 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
There’s a chill in the air, as the 6-0 Bengals look to stay unbeaten this Sunday in a game at Heinz Field on Halloween weekend. While heading to Pittsburgh could have been a spooky and daunting task in the past, the Bengals will be the favorites this Sunday.
Ben Roethlisberger is the Steelers’ projected starting quarterback, and while he seemed to have reservations about playing earlier in the week, he made it through practice without any issues pertaining to his knee. This AFC North rivalry matchup is one of the Bengals’ five most important games post-bye week, and it’s easily their biggest matchup yet. These two teams are very similar, boasting high-flying offenses and underrated, playmaking defenses.
People will continue to question the Bengals because of their lack of postseason success, but until January, there’s not much Cincinnati can do to convince people that it is a legitimate title contender. What they can, however, is deliver an uppercut to their vaunted rivals, and knocking them 3.5 games back in the AFC North. There are three remaining unbeaten teams in the AFC: the New England Patriots, the Denver Broncos, and the Cincinnati Bengals. If the Bengals want to make a bid for a first round playoff bye, a win in Pittsburgh is an absolute must.
Here are three bold predictions for Sunday’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.