2019 NFL – Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers taking place? Tuesday 1st October, 2019 – 01:15 (UK)

Where is Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers taking place? Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

What is the expected weather for Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers? 25c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Cincinnati Bengals 13-16 Pittsburgh Steelers

THE TEAM NEWS

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Cincinnati could not prevent Buffalo from scoring on their final drive of the game as they slipped to 0-3 for the season which will come as a huge blow after fighting back from a 14-0 half-time deficit to lead late in the game.
  • Bengals WR A.J. Green is still unable to practice and has already been ruled out of this Week 4 encounter with the Steelers with the time-frame for his return expected to be longer than anticipated.
  • The Bengals have named a long injury list but LT Cordy Glenn was a welcome participant in Thursday’s practice as he took to the field for the first time in around six weeks, having been in the concussion protocol since Week 3 of pre-season.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

  • Pittsburgh could not take advantage of five turnovers by San Francisco as they lost for the third consecutive time this season in a result that will be a difficult pill to swallow for their defensive unit.
  • Steelers TE Vance McDonald suffered a shoulder injury during last week's loss and his status will be evaluated through the week but head coach Mike Tomlin has suggested the injury could limit McDonald’s game time after he sat out Thursday’s practice.
  • The Steelers traded for Seattle TE Nick Vannett during the week which will give them more options in that position regardless of McDonald’s availability but Pittsburgh have doubts in other areas with CB Joe Haden, LB Vince Williams and LB Anthony Chickillo among those who did not practice on Thursday.

THE PREDICTION

These bitter AFC North rivals meet with both teams sitting at 0-3. The Bengals will feel they should have defeated the Bills last week whilst the Steelers were wasteful in possession against the 49ers and with both teams struggling, they might let the ball fly. The Steelers have to improve on offense and if the defense can provide them with the same opportunities that they did last week, they simply have to take them. They should have enough on home turf but it would also not be a surprise if the Bengals found a way to beat them.

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