It might not carry the star-power that it did in past years, but division bragging rights are still on the line as the Cincinnati Bengals hit the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.
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Bengals vs Steelers Preview
The season has not started how the Bengals and Steelers would have like, with the two squads going a combined 0-6. The franchises had combined for five of the last six AFC North titles, but have hit a dry spell due to player departures and injuries.
“Both of our backs are against the wall, which is kind of sad at this point of the season,” Pittsburgh guard David DeCastro told the media this week. “It will make for some good football, that’s for sure. We both need a win very bad.”
Mason Rudolph started in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger a week ago, completing 51.9 percent of his passes for 174 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
“The quality of performance wasn’t what we always wanted or what he wanted, but I did really like his demeanor, his communication, his awareness in the midst of all of that,” Tomlin said. “Sometimes you get a chance to learn things about yourselves and one another in regular-season in-game action. That was good to see he’s a good communicator in the midst of all of those things, and really an accountable guy. A guy that’s comfortable in his skin.
“That’s going to aid him in terms of getting the productivity and a consistent level of production to the direction that he needs and we need in an effort to be successful.”
Rudolph lucky to have one of the best receivers in the game helping him out in Juju Smith-Schuster. He had three catches for 81 yards and 1 touchdown last week.
“They’re still a really talented, well-coached football team, and that doesn’t change,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “Yeah, maybe some of the guys they were really counting on won’t play in this game, or haven’t played a lot of ball, but they’re still talented players and they’re going to be put in good spots. We’re going to have to put our best foot forward, and it’s going to be a tough test for us.”
The Bengals are playing without the services of A.J. Green, who has been out since training camp with an ankle injury.
“I take it week-to-week with him. He’s making the progress that we anticipated him making. There hasn’t been any setbacks,” Taylor said. “He’s making steady progress.”
Andy Dalton has carried the load offensively for the Bengals, passing for 979 and 5 touchdowns in just three games.
“We just need to focus on us and what we’re doing,” Dalton said. “Yes, this game means more because it’s a divisional game against Pittsburgh. We’ve had a lot of tough-fought games against them. We’re just trying to do everything we can to get a win this week.”
The Steelers are 3-point home favorites for the game with a total of 45 points.
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