Steelers vs. Bengals: Who the experts are taking in Week 3
Prediction: Bengals 19, Steelers 21
This is going to be another battle for the Steelers on Sunday. They could be missing a bunch of huge contributors during this game and it will depend on those players’ availability. If most of those players on the injury report can suit up for this game then the black and gold will have a much better chance of winning when the clock strikes zero. The home club has struggled on offense yet again and that is a major cause for concern. Even with Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, there is not much being done to move the ball up and down the field. This away defense is not the strongest unit and Pittsburgh should be able to produce a decent amount of points against them depending on who can play.
The defense might be the biggest X-factor for the black and gold in this game. The Bengals offense has some major weapons that can torch an injured secondary. An injured defensive backfield and lack of edge-rushers will spell disaster for the Steelers if they don’t have many players present there. It could be an ugly game if these injured players don’t get playing time on Sunday. Even with those players missing, the home team could emerge with a win despite it being a tight game.
The Steelers are not favored to win this game and that should come as a surprise. They are the better team and they can win this game but those injuries are making a bit of a concern.