The Pittsburgh Steelers have been unrelenting on defense and now with Ben Roethlisberger back they should be more than prepared to take on Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati Bengals November 7th. What happens when an overrated offense meets the best defensive unit in the NFL? It can only mean one thing.
Pittsburgh Steelers Offense vs Cincinnati Bengals Defense
Ben Roethlisberger and his Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a set back last week when the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints beat them 20-10. Once the dust settled, the naysayers for the Steelers Super Bowl run were out in full force. Big Ben and the Steelers will be fine but there may be some growing pains. The running game for the Pittsburgh Steelers is improved but still not strong enough to run clock and keep Carson Palmer off the field.
The Cincinnati Bengals defense has been inconsistent this season but they have had flashes of greatness. With a Monday Night Football game as the back drop this game it will be a typical brutal AFC North battle that should leave both teams worse for wear. Look for the Pittsburgh Steelers to use Mike Wallace deep on one of the first plays of the game and if successful they will pick apart the middle of the field. The Pittsburgh Steelers offense will have the edge over the Cincinnati Bengals defense.
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense vs Cincinnati Bengals Offense
NFL offenses fear the Pittsburgh Steelers weeks in advance and unfortunately for the Cincinnati Bengals they have to meet them twice. Troy Polamalu is the single most effective defensive player in the NFL. No one player can effect a game as much as Polamalu.
The loss of Aaron Smith on the defensive line has had a negative effect on the defenses ability to drop back in the lanes and ball hawk and it was a contributing factor in their loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati Bengals offense has been as inconsistent as the defense. This explains the Bengals disappointing record to this point of the season. Terrell Owens was voted as the most over rated player in the NFL by his own peers but he has been the one shining light on the offense.
Jermaine Gresham, the Cincinnati Bengals first NFL Draft pick has been a staple of the offense and a second or third check down receiver for Palmer all season. The Pittsburgh Steelers defense has the edge over the Cincinnati Bengals offense.
Pittsburgh Steelers -3 vs Cincinnati Bengals: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the Pittsburgh Steelers as a three point favorite over the home team Cincinnati Bengals. Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense will have to put this game over the edge by running clock and keeping Carson Palmer and the offense off the field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense will have to shake off their loss to another high powered offensive team, the New Orleans Saints. The loss of Aaron Smith may still be having an effect on the Steelers but they have been able to turn the page on several key losses over the years. Take the Pittsburgh Steelers -3 points over the Cincinnati Bengals.
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