Bengals’ upcoming three-game stretch can turn season around

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a diving catch in the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Aller /Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 01: George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a diving catch in the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Aller /Getty Images) /
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Bengals' upcoming three-game stretch can turn season around
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Steelers Week

Week 7 brings a visit to Steel Town. What a way to come out of the break. A quarter of the season has been played and Pittsburgh sits atop the North at 3-1. A mentioned before, this should be a tie. But, I digress. What’s done is done. 

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When the Bengals descend on Heinz Field, the Steelers could be at 3-3. They have a couple of tough games against the Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams are looking like playoff contenders and are lights out with the scoring. The Jags are putting up 27.3 per game while the Chiefs are ringing up 30.5 points per battle. Lewis should offer some Skyline Chili or dinner at the Precinct to Doug Marrone and Andy Reid, for a win over the Stilluhs.

Even if the Bengals face a Pitt team with five wins, they have to come out victorious. Dalton & Co. are in the midst of a three-game losing streak (four with the 2015 playoff loss) to Pittsburgh. The Ginger is 3-9 against the Northeastern rivals. No matter what the scenario, the Bengals have to win this matchup. Beating the Bills will be a nice achievement at PBS. But, going into Heinz and quieting the crowd would be…awesome.

Get Out The Broom

To achieve what they haven’t done since Carson Palmer was under center (series sweep), the Bengals must think about what’s at stake. In order to take control of their destiny, they have to beat the Steelers twice. It might as well start in their house. A win would put the Bengals at .500 and a half game ahead, depending on what happens before the game. Again, looking up at 5-2 from a 3-3 position is a positive. But, solid wins from KC and the Jags would go a long way.

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