Cincinnati Bengals: Second Half Preview Part Two

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Nov 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) secures a pass reception against Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Bengals won 16-10.Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

If you haven’t had a chance, here is part one of our second half of the Bengals season preview. The Bengals will close out the season with two AFC North foes, both at home, and two road games both in the western half of the hemisphere. Most fans and probably members of the Bengals organization hope that if they haven’t clinched by this point, it is only a game away heading into the final four games. They will however be fighting for something greater, a first round bye.

Bengals Host Pittsburgh Steelers

If anything has to be said about what the Steelers are looking for after their first match up, it is revenge. They lost their best running back for the season, DeAngelo Williams is the best back up in the league, and this game could get ugly with backups looking for revenge with nothing to lose. If they play football like they are suppose to, you can bet there will be a chip on the Steelers shoulder, all while fighting for a spot in the playoffs.

The Steelers defense were beaten up in game one with Stephon Tuitt and Will Allen both missing. They are hoping the Ben Roethlisberger can come back and stay healthy after he returns from his mild foot sprain, which will hold him out of there week 10 match up against the Cleveland Browns. It will be up to this defense to stop A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert, and Andy Dalton, which was something they did for a majority of the last game in Pittsburgh.

The Bengals fans will need to be out in force to silence Steelers fans, who travel well, and will need to shut down an offense that has a history of being very dangerous. They will need to match Pittsburgh’s intensity and if they can do that, they are the much better team in this match up.

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