Old fashion AFC north rivalry game, where we know it will come to the defenses between the Bengals and Steelers. The key will be the Cincinnati Bengals running game, which has done a great job lately. The Steelers have rookie running back LaVon Bell, who has really come on well for them. Antonio Brown is a dynamic receiver, dangerous with his speed. The key is to limit the big play, and with how the Bengals run defense has looked these last three games, it will come down to forcing Big Ben to throw a lot.
On the last meeting, rookie running back Giovani Bernard had his breakout game scoring one on the ground and receiving. Tight end Tyler Eifert had a big reception on a coverage breakdown. It will be a must for the offense to continue on what has made them successful during the three game winning streak.
The Benglas have not fair well on the national stage. If you want to make a statement to the national viewing on audience on Sunday night that you are for real, you must show it. Remember the Miami game on Halloween night? Yeah we all do. Andy Dalton I hope won’t be too hyped for this huge game. The Monday night game against the Steelers back in week 2, he was to hyped missing a lot of throws in the first half. This team is in position to capture a division title, and even with a two game lead in the division they are on a mission to win the rest of the games and not taking any team for granted especially the 5-8 Steelers, because in a rivalry game anything can happen.
PREDICTION: Bengals 19, Steelers 16 : The running game and defense will be the difference. Get pressure on Ben, no big plays, consistent running game, “Good Andy” and you will walk out of Pittsburgh with a sweep of the season series for the first time since 2009 season.