The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to take advantage of the three extra days they had as they face the Cincinnati Bengals, this Sunday night at 8:20 PM ET at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Steelers lost to the Titans on a Thursday night matchup in week 6, and they are 0-3 away from home this season. The Bengals lost to the Browns last week and can’t feel good about themselves either.
“The panic button, we’re tapping on it,” linebacker Larry Foote said. “We ain’t got two hands on it, but we’re kind of nibbling on it a little bit. … We can’t lose no more, that’s the approach. Five, six losses you ain’t going to be in the playoffs”.
“It comes down to playmaking,” said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, “and we haven’t made enough significant plays”.
Pittsburgh has beaten the Bengals four times in a row and big Ben Roethlisberger is 7-1 lifetime at Cincinnati.
“It’s not time to jump ship,” offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said about the Bengals. “We’re 3-3 just like everybody else in our conference. At the end of the day, it’s not about wins and losses, it’s about who makes the playoffs.
“Our goals are all still right there in front of us. Somebody that’s 3-3 has to go win some games and get in the playoffs. Why not be us?”
The lines have this game as a pk. Cincinnati is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh