Cincinnati Bengals: 3 things to watch vs. Steelers in Week 3
The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a critical AFC North matchup. Cincinnati has had two weeks of close football, with the two games ultimately falling in different ways.
The Bengals did just enough in the opener to start the season off with a win against the Minnesota Vikings. A thrilling overtime matchup saw Cincy showcase a much-improved defense and an offense with Joe Burrow back at the helm.
The first game showcased everything they hoped it would. The good guys followed that up with a lackadaisical performance against the Bears where the offense struggled to gain any kind of rhythm and Burrow had one of the worst games of his career, throwing three interceptions that ended up costing his team the game.
Burrow and company will want to turn things around in week three and show that their opening game was who this team can be throughout the year. This is a critical matchup, as the winner of this game will be in sole possession of first place in a crowded AFC North. If Cincinnati wants to make a splash this year, they must split divisional series, and this is the first opportunity to earn a win.
The Bengals will look to show they can replicate who they were in week one throughout the season and compete for a playoff spot this year. In an exciting matchup, here are the top three things to watch for from Cincinnati.