Bengals vs Steelers: 3 Bold Predictions

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Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) returns a kick off during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

3. Adam Jones Scores a Touchdown

Adam Jones has been playing at a Pro Bowl-caliber level all season long, and he is due for a touchdown at this point of 2015. While Jones has picked off a couple of passes and made some sweet returns in both the punting and kicking games, he has yet to score a touchdown in 2015.

Jones’ ability to cover opponents’ top receivers coupled with his kick returning ability poses a lethal threat to any opponent’s offense and special teams. Adam Jones is one of the most dangerous non-offensive players, as he is a threat to score a touchdown on every snap he’s on the field.

The Bengals’ and Steelers’ most recent matchups have been defined by big plays, and many of those plays have come on special teams. In 2013, the Steelers both took out Bengals punter Kevin Huber, breaking his jaw, and returned his punt for a touchdown on the same play in what was one of the most frustrating games of the Bengals’ entire 2013 season. In 2014, Martavis Bryant torched the Bengals deep right after the Bengals turned the ball over, adding onto the Steelers’ decimation and eliminating any possibility of a Cincinnati comeback.

Adam Jones has been dynamic and explosive this season; he should be able to get into the end zone at least once this week.

Final Predication: Bengals 30 Steelers 27

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