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Pittsburgh Steelers Football

Steelers Want to Build off KC Win

AFC North division rivals meet on Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers play at Heinz Field. Kickoff is set for 4:25 pm EST. CBS will have the telecast.

Oddsmakers opened the Steelers as -4-point favorites versus the Bengals, while the game’s total opened at 41.

The Steelers lead the AFC North. They are coming off a huge road win over the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals come to Pittsburgh after their bye week. This allowed the team to recharge, get healthy and prepare to get back in the AFC playoff picture. They started the season 0-3.

Steelers Look to Improve Run Defense

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 19-13 winner as they battled the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. The Steelers covered in the match as a +3.5-point underdog, while 32 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The one weakness in the Steelers defense is their ability to stop the run. They are 23rd in the NFL. The team is allowing 118.5 yards per game. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler did put together a successful game plan in Week 6 that limited Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt to just 21 yards on nine carries.. He was the NFL’s leading rusher.

Pittsburgh’s run game is starting to hit full stride. Le’Veon Bell got off to a very slow start to the season after holding out most of the preseason. Bell enters the Bengals game with 550 yards. He is averaging 4.1 yards a rush. 350 of those yards and three of those scores have come in the past three games.

Bengals Look to Find Offense Consistency

The Bengals were a 20-16 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Buffalo Bills. They covered the -3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Bengals have won their last two games to get back in contention. The change to Bill Lazor as the offensive coordinator has brought life back to an offense that was stagnant early in the year.

Quarterback Andy Dalton has played the best football of his career the past three games. He has a passer rating of 116.2 over that stretch.

A.J. Green has been the one to benefit from most of those passes. The tandem will look to do so against a passing defense that is the best in the NFL. The Steelers allow only 153.5 yards a game through the air. The secondary has given up only one pass of more than 40 yards through six games.

Green historically has been good against Pittsburgh. In the 11 regular-season games against the Steelers, Green has four 100-plus yard receiving games. He also has 71 total receptions. He has six career touchdown receptions against Pittsburgh. Green enters the game second in the NFL with 504 yards. He is second in average yards per game at 100.8.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Cincinnati2-33-216.8016.600.21-22-01-40-31-1
Pittsburgh4-23-319.6717.002.671-12-20-60-20-4
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CIN18.5115.832.68
PIT17.7815.981.8

Yards Per Pass

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CIN10.918.582.33
PIT10.618.152.46
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
CIN3.163.82-0.66
PIT3.904.73-0.83
Team Records
Cincinnati Bengals
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall2-31-21-13-21-22-016.8016.600.20
vs Conf2-21-21-02-21-21-015.0014.001.00
vs Div1-20-11-12-10-12-018.3318.000.33
Last 32-11-01-13-01-02-025.0016.678.33

Pittsburgh Steelers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall4-21-13-13-31-12-219.6717.002.67
vs Conf3-10-13-02-20-12-118.7517.501.25
vs Div3-11-02-12-21-01-222.5014.757.75
Last 32-10-12-02-10-12-018.0017.330.67

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense16.803017.004
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense227.5013114.002
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense98.0019161.0030
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense19.672116.602
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense267.009225.0014
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense86.002454.501

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Cincinnati3-73-6-13-717.9075.503.2740.0061.00253.70329.202.10
Pittsburgh7-36-3-13-722.80105.503.8636.1061.22251.70357.201.70

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 18, 2016PITCIN24-20972853820761462221
Sep 18, 2016CINPIT16-244636641221242503742
Jan 9, 2016PITCIN18-161672023692911882794
Dec 13, 2015PITCIN33-20842703541643213853
Nov 1, 2015CINPIT16-107821829621162403563
Dec 28, 2014CINPIT17-271162213373293173463
Dec 7, 2014PITCIN42-211933505430863224082
Dec 15, 2013CINPIT20-305722227911061842901
Sep 16, 2013PITCIN10-204423427821272804070
Dec 23, 2012CINPIT13-10142532673951852803

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Cincinnati Bengals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 8, 2017BUF20-16W-3/38.5W/U65323388821392212H
Oct 1, 2017CLE31-7W-3/41.5W/U86264350451702150A
Sep 24, 2017GB24-27L7/47.5W/O110191301642803440A
Sep 14, 2017HOU9-13L-5.5/38.5L/U82213295168982661H
Sep 10, 2017BAL0-20L-2.5/41.5L/U771442211571112684H

Pittsburgh Steelers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 15, 2017KC19-13W3.5/46.5W/U194245439282232511A
Oct 8, 2017JAC9-30L-7.5/41L/U70301371231823134H
Oct 1, 2017BAL26-9W-3.5/41.5W/U17320838182206288-2A
Sep 24, 2017CHI17-23L-6.5/43.5L/U70212282220843040A
Sep 17, 2017MIN26-9W-8.5/43W/U10223333591146237-1H

Weather in
PittsburghUnited States

Weather is Very cloudy  78°F

Very cloudy
Humidity is 55%
Wind is South 4 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Pittsburgh

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Indianapolis Sunday, October 29
Pittsburgh at Detroit Sunday, October 29

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