The undefeated Steelers welcome the divisional rival Bengals to Pittsburgh looking to improve to 9-0.
The Steelers looked asleep at the wheel last week against a depleted Cowboys side and needed a last ditch defensive stop to stay unbeaten. Big Ben threw for over 300 yards and 3 TD’s in the comeback win and might have to produce the same sort of performance again tonight against a pass happy Bengals side.
Joe Burrow has looked every inch the number one overall pick so far this season posting 4 multiple TD games and already throwing for over 400 yards in a game just a couple of weeks ago and he’ll have to be in similar form if he’s going to lead his side to victory against the NFL’s number 1 Defense. The Steelers lead the league in Sacks with 32 in 8 games this season and for Burrow who was Sacked 8 times by the Eagles and 7 times by the Ravens I don’t like his chances of staying off the ground in this one even though he played his first Sack free game in the NFL last week.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a huge upset here, the Steelers were poor against Dallas whilst the Bengals are able to put points up and even though the Steelers have won 10 straight against Cincy and Big Ben has only lost 7 of 30 games against them in his career, 5 of those 7 have come at home so don’t be surprised if the Bengals end the Steelers unbeaten run here and if they’re going to do that it’s going to be with Joe Burrow’s throwing the ball and Burrow to complete over 24.5 passes at even money is something I can get behind, he’s only failed to hit that number in two games this season one of those being his debut.
PREDICTION: STEELERS 31 – 30 BENGALS
BEST BET: Joe Burrow over 24.5 Pass Completions – 1/1 with SkyBet. 1 point bet.