The AFC North is likely going to come down to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. The two teams will resume their divisional battle on Sunday afternoon with each team coming off of an opening week win. The winner will have a one-game lead in the standings but in theory a two-game lead because they will hold the tiebreaker. Which team’s passing attack will be the one that comes out on top in this game. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Bengals pulled off a 23-22 win on the road against the New York Jets last week on a late-moment Mike Nugent field goal. Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards and a touchdown last week in that week and found A.J. Green early and often for 12 receptions and 180 touchdowns for the big wideout. This week could see much of the same from the Dalton and Green connection against a Pittsburgh secondary that gave up more than 300 yards through the air on Monday night. This has the potential to be a big shootout on the scoreboard.
The Steelers pounded the Washington Redskins 38-16 on Monday night so it will be a short week for them getting ready for this divisional game. Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes and added 300 yards through the air. Antonio Brown had two touchdown receptions on eight catches for 126 yards while DeAngelo Williams rushed for two touchdowns of his own and 143 yards on the ground. It is a very balanced Pittsburgh attack that is very hard to stop. When Brown and Roethlisberger are on the same page, watch out. The first team to 35 should be the winner in this one.
What time is the Steelers vs. Bengals game?
The Steelers vs. Bengals game will begin at 1:00 P.M. Eastern/12:00 P.M. Central.
What date and channel will the Steelers vs. Bengals game be on?
The Steelers vs. Bengals game will be played on Sunday, September 18 and can be seen on CBS.