Week 15: Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers (MNF)
In Week 15, the Bengals will host their most hated rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Monday Night Football. At this point of the season, rookie Joe Burrow will be used to the tempo of the pros and the Bengals will either be in the hunt for the playoffs or looking for a win over their greatest foes.
In the 2010s, the Bengals were abysmal against the Steelers. Their black and yellow counterparts had a record of 18-3 in the series over the decade, including a playoff win in the 2015-2016 season. With a young coach in the early stages of his career and a rookie quarterback, the Bengals hope to change that for the next decade, starting in 2020.
Under the bright lights of primetime in Week 15, the Bengals will get a shot at turning the tides of their rivalry with the Steelers. A win in this game with a rookie quarterback for the whole world to see would be a great start for the Bengals. It could also be Coach Taylor’s first win over the Steelers if they don’t win in Pittsburgh earlier in the season.
With this matchup being so close to the end of the season, a win over the Steelers in primetime would be the perfect note for the Bengals to finish the year on, aside from an unexpected playoff run.