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Cincinnati Bengals: 4 bold predictions for Week 4 vs Pittsburgh

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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: The line of scrimmage between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: The line of scrimmage between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 22, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Cincinnati 21-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 22, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Cincinnati 21-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

Monday night in Pittsburgh could be huge for both offenses. The Steelers will be able to run the ball on the Bengals defense, and it may be the same for running back Joe Mixon who will want to build on a good Week 3 performance.

Let’s be honest, once you get past all the rah-rah of hardcore fans, we are still going to be watching two 0-3 teams desperate for a win. Odds are good the Monday night audience sees some risks taken on offense, and defenses getting gassed. Who this ultimately favors remains to be seen.

Already fans have seen a Cincinnati Bengals offense who has had success throwing the football. Dalton, John Ross, and the recent discovery of Auden Tate could have and should have a big night. Garoppolo himself threw for 277 yards against an average Steelers defense.

Head to head, it’s a night where Dalton should get the better of his significantly younger counterpart. Additionally, Rudolph has only had two weeks getting to prep with the first team, whereas Dalton has had preseason and now three full games.

Despite the fact Monday Night Football will have two winless teams, they will have two teams gunning for a first win. If both defenses are any indication, the offense will be center stage and points could be plentiful.

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