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Bengals at Steelers NFL Week Two Capsule

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CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-0) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-0)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  BENGALS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER 56-35
STREAKS 4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 8-18 Mike Tomlin: 13-5
LAST WEEK W 23-22 at Jets W 38-16 at Washington
LAST GAME 12/13/15: Steelers 33 at Bengals 20. Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 76 yards & 2 TDs. Steelers CB William Gay has 23-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/01/15: Bengals 16, Steelers 10. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 262 yards & TD. Steelers TE Heath Miller records 10 catches for 105 yards.
REFEREE Pete Morelli
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 121 (CIN), 82 (PIT). XM: 386 (CIN), 82 (PIT).

STATS

PASSING Andy Dalton: 23-30-366 (3L)-76.7-1-1-114.0 Ben Roethlisberger: 27-37-300-3-1-112.4
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 9-31-3.4-1 DeAngelo Williams: 26-143 (1L)-5.5-2 (T1L)
RECEIVING A.J. Green: 12 (1L)-180 (1L)-15.0-1 Antonio Brown: 8-126-15.8-2 (T1L)
OFFENSE 381.0 435.0
TAKE/GIVE 0 +1
DEFENSE 340.0 384.0
SACKS Geno Atkins: 1
INTs Josh Shaw: 1 (T1L) James Harrison, Ryan Shazier: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 48.0 Jordan Berry: 53.5
KICKING Mike Nugent: 11 (T3L) (2/2 PAT; 3/4 FG) Chris Boswell: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MET in last year’s WC Playoffs with Pit. winning 18-16…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON has won past 4 division starts with 10+ att. & has 111.6 rating (9 TDs, 3 INTs). Has 29 games with 100+ rating (incl. 114 rating last week) & Bengals are 26-3 (.897). Has 51-26-1 (.660) record, best by Cin. QB (min. 20 starts)…RB JEREMY HILL had rush TD in WC vs. Pit. Has 8 rush TDs in past 9 (incl. playoffs), incl. TD last week. RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 4 career TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) vs. Pit…WR A.J. GREEN aims for 4th in row vs. Pit. with TD (incl. WC). In past 6 meetings (incl. playoffs), has 50 catches for 720 yards (120 per game) & 4 TDs. Incl. playoffs, has 74 catches for 1,008 yards & 7 TDs vs. Pit., his most vs. opp. Had 12 catches for 180 yards & TD (54 yards) last week…DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. division. DT GENO ATKINS has 41 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. Has 6 sacks in past 8 meetings (incl. WC). CB ADAM JONES is only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career…STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 19-7 (.731) vs. Cin. (incl. playoffs). Has 6,032 pass yards vs. Cin., his most vs. opp. Passed for 300 yards, 3 TDs & 112.4 rating in Week 1…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS rushed for 2 TDs in his last game vs. Cin. Last week, rushed for 143 yards & 2 TDs…WR ANTONIO BROWN has 36 catches for 498 yards (99.6 per game) & 2 TDs in past 5 vs. Cin. (incl. WC). Also has 71-yard PR-TD. Had 8 catches for 126 yards & 2 TDs in Week 1. Since 2013, leads NFL with 383 catches & 5,157 rec. yards. WR ELI ROGERS had 1st career TD last week…LB RYAN SHAZIER had 13 tackles, 2 FFs & FR in WC. Had INT & FF in Week 1. CB WILLIAM GAY had 23-yard INT-TD in Week 14 meeting. Has 5 INT-TDs since 2013, most in NFL. DE CAMERON HEYWARD has sack in 4 of past 5 meetings (incl. WC).

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

1 Comment

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  1. DaveB.

    September 14, 2016 at 6:30 am

    The Steelers can downplay this game all they want . They can treat it as any other game on the schedule . The fact is , it isnt any other game and they wont treat it as such . There is alot of bad blood between these two teams and you will see it on Sunday . From the season ending hits on LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown , the Steelers had this game circled on their calendar since the schedule was released . The fact that Vontaze Burrfict wont be on the field wont matter to the Steelers . This one has the makings of a knock down , drag out bar fight .

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