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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals prediction and pick ahead of this week's AFC North matchup. Jason Radowitz breaks down the game and his pick
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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Prediction: Can We Trust the Bengals?

The Pittsburgh Steelers were on a three-game winning streak before Ben Roethlisberger had to leave the team due to COVID. Since then, the Steelers are 0-1-1 and haven’t looked the same.

Meanwhile,  the Cincinnati Bengals lost two straight games against the Jets and Browns before regrouping last week against the Las Vegas Raiders in a lopsided win.

The AFC North is wide open between these two teams along with the Ravens and Browns. A win for the Steelers or Bengals would do wonders moving forward.

Here are our picks and predictions for the Steelers vs Bengals rivalry game on Sunday, November 28.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Where To Watch: CBS

Steelers vs. Bengals odds

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals INJURY REPORT

Steelers

Questionable: TE Eric Ebron (Knee), CB Joe Haden (Foot), DT Carlos Davis (Knee), LB T.J. Watt (Hip)

Out: S Minkah Fitzpatrick (Illness), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Shoulder)

Bengals

Questionable: DT Tyler Shelvin (Knee), WR Auden Tate (Thigh),

Out: CB Trae Waynes (Hamstring), S Brandon Wilson (Knee)

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Prediction

The Cincinnati Bengals bounced back nicely in their latest win against the Las Vegas Raiders. The defense held up and the offense scored a touchdown over their season average.

The offensive line for the Bengals has never been elite and could struggle with the pass rush of the Steelers. However, the Steelers are still waiting to see if T.J. Watt is available for Sunday. If he’s not, the Steelers pass rush doesn’t look as appealing.

Meanwhile, the secondary for the Steelers have not played well and without Minkah Fitzpatrick, things could get a whole lot worse for Pittsburgh.

The Steelers are allowing just 22.6 points per game but are scoring just 21.4 points per game. The offense for Pittsburgh showed up late last week against the Chargers, but if the Steelers offense continues to wait until the last second to score points, things aren’t going to work out all that well.

The Steelers don’t have many assets on the offensive end and while Najee Harris is going to be a terrific back in this league, the Steelers average 90.7 yards per game on the ground this season. They’re not getting him the ball enough.

On the other hand, the Bengals are only rushing for 103.3 yards per game but have the much more experienced back in Joe Mixon running the show. Once the run game gets going, it’s really hard to stop Joe Burrow in the passing game with some deep threats like JaMarr Chase.

Defensively, the Bengals have not looked great and allowed 34 and 41 points in their previous two games before the game against Las Vegas last week. It looks like the bye week helped Cincinnati regroup and recover. So with that, I’ll ride the Bengals, at home in this one.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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