The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in an important divisional match-up. Get a breakdown of all things Cincinnati before the two meet.
What: Steelers (2-2-1) at Bengals (4-1)
When: Sunday, October 14th, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Broadcast Team: Dan Fouts, Ian Eagle
Last Meeting: Steelers 23, Bengals 20 on 12/4/17
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had challenges every week thus far as a football team, yet Sunday may provide a different opportunity. We are a shade over ten months since the Steelers and Bengals last met, resulting in the last time we may have seen Ryan Shazier step on a football field.
The faithful meeting in December saw an improbable comeback by the Steelers late in the game, and offered a little bit of everything one would expect from a AFC North football contest. Emotions always run high in divisional match-ups, yet when Pittsburgh and Cincinnati get together, it’s almost expected for emotions to spill over.
Hate is a strong word, but there’s no doubting the disdain both the teams and fan bases have towards each other.
Through five weeks of play, both teams find themselves in what can be thought of as opposite ends of the spectrum. The Bengals sit atop the AFC North at 4-1 despite considerably low expectations by national media outlets, while the Steelers play the role of bottom dwellers with a 2-2-1 record despite Super Bowl aspirations.
Steelers fans are familiar with Cincinnati, yet how different is this team compared to those in years past? Don’t have time to fully break down a division foe? Have no worries, for I have taken the liberty to do all the work for you. By the end of this article, you just might find yourself painting Bengal stripes on your face (Probably not, but the insight is that good).
A full breakdown of the Steelers week six opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals: