Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Week 12 versus Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Mixon(Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
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Is Week 12 the last, best chance for the Cincinnati Bengals to get a win in 2019? they may be in luck as a beat-up Pittsburgh Steelers team comes to town.

Week 12 has become very interesting for the Cincinnati Bengals. Just when you thought 0-11 was an absolute lock with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town, it might not be.

For as bad and undermanned as the Bengals have been, the Steelers are an absolute MASH unit. Most notable is the loss of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and running back James Conner. For Cincinnati, rookie quarterback Ryan Finley is again without receiver A.J. Green.

And so it goes.

Bottom line, both teams are missing big chunks of their team. This means the Bengals have as good of a chance as any this season to win a football game. At 0-10, you’ll take a win whenever and wherever you can get it, Sunday might be that day.

It won’t be easy. Nothing Cincinnati has done this season gives you a reason to believe that the Bengals are building towards turning it around. In fact, they had a shot late last week at Oakland before losing again, 17-10.

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As beat up as Pittsburgh is, they are also still in the playoff hunt, if only barely. At 5-5, they are looking at a huge game next week against the Cleveland Browns. Taking care of business against their rival Bengals sets them up for a December run.

This may be the last weekend where you can reasonably say the Bengals can win. If not in Week 12, fans might be waiting until next year.