Bengals -3.5 vs Steelers –  1 unit


TJ Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick are back but they also both played the game vs the Lions that ended in a tie and vs the Bears the week before where they barely won. Very little momentum for Pittsburgh and they’ve been miserable late November on for years. Watt had 3 sacks vs the Bears and the Steelers needed a late field goal to win the game. The Bengals got back on track last week blowing out the Raiders and their 2 losses before that had a lot to do with a hangover after beating the Ravens by 24. The Steelers defense gives up 4.8 yards/carry, worst in the NFL. Joe Haden is out and the Steelers lost their last 7 games without him. Joe Burrow can take advantage on the outside and the Bengals defense sacked Roethlisberger 4 times the first game. This could look like a “revenge” spot but the Bengals flat out have the better offense and with Joe Haden out and the run numbers for Pittsburgh on defense I can’t buy in to the Steelers defense being what it used to be and I trust Joe Burrow. Could be a statement game to sweep the Steelers and that the Bengals have taken the next step.