Bengals are 5-point underdogs against Steelers


Bengals are 5-point underdogs against Steelers

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18: Daryl Richardson #38 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Shawn Williams #36 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half during the game at Heinz Field on September 18, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Steelers, aiming for their seventh straight win, are favored by five points over the Bengals on Monday night.

To keep their slim postseason hopes alive, Cincinnati will need to upset its arch rival at Paul Brown Stadium. The line has shifted down 1.5 points from its 6.5 opening.

Pittsburgh won the first meeting 29-14 on Oct. 22. Each team scored touchdowns on their first two possessions, but the Steelers dominated the second half, leading A.J. Green and Joe Mixon to question why they weren’t more involved.

After being dominated by Jacksonville, the Bengals defeated Denver and Cleveland to climb back into the wild card chase. They face a struggling Bears team next week.

The Bengals would even their record at 6-6 with a win on Monday. Pittsburgh would remain tied with New England atop the AFC if it wins (10-2). Baltimore sits second in the division with a 7-5 record.


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