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Bengals vs Steelers: 3 Bold Predictions

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2. Le’Veon Bell Has 35+ Touches

The Killer B’s–Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger–have been considered the NFL’s best triplets, or combination of quarterback, running back and pass catcher, for quite some time now. And with Martavis Bryant in the mix as well, Pittsburgh’s offense is easily among the NFL’s best.

The Steelers’ offense has never been completely together this season; Le’Veon Bell and Marvavis Bryant missed some of Pittsburgh’s first few games due to drug-related suspensions, and Big Ben suffered a knee injury before Bell really started to pick up his stride and before Bryant even saw the field.

With so many weapons on offense, who will Cincinnati game plan for? The Bengals will likely focus on Le’Veon Bell, as he poses the biggest threat to open things up on offense–but regardless, Pittsburgh is going to try and get Bell involved in any way possible on Sunday, whether it be taking handoffs or catching passes out of the backfield. And while Vontaze Burfict–although a longshot–has a microscopic chance of seeing playing time on Sunday, the Bengals’ linebackers, even with Burfict, will struggle to account for Bell, who is playing like the NFL’s best running back.

Pittsburgh has top-five players at three offensive positions, and while the Steelers’ O-line has been decimated by injuries, their abundance of offensive weapons is downright scary.

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