Steelers vs Bengals Preview and Free Pick – November 8th, 2010 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
This week’s Monday Night contest features a Steelers team looking to keep pace with the Ravens in the AFC North and a Bengals team who is just trying not to get embarrassed in the national spotlight. Pittsburgh can tie the Ravens at 6-2 with a win tonight. The Steelers are coming off a loss in New Orleans on Halloween Night while the Bengals have lost 4 straight after starting the season 2-1. The Carson Palmer, Terrell Owens, and Ochocinco trio hasn’t set the world on fire, but they are 6th in the NFL in passing offense. The problem with the Bengals is that they don’t have a running game. They’re rushing attack, or lack of, ranks 21st in the NFL while the Steelers rushing defense is number 1. The Bengals only shot at winning is to throw the ball 50 times against the 25th ranked Steelers pass defense. Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 5 straight times before the Bengals swept the Steelers last year. I don’t see Pittsburgh losing to the Bengals 3 straight times and because I’m taking the favorite to win, I will also take them to cover the number tonight.
Pick: Steelers -6