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NFL Week 7 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers stats and facts

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Everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Steelers.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off their bye week at 2-3 with the chance to gain some respect against the 4-2 Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bengals are riding a two game winning streak into Pittsburgh, and they seem to be getting healthy after their bye. John Ross has even practiced in a limited fashion. The Bengals will probably need him with Tyler Eifert now out for the season.

The Bengals will need all the help they can get against the Steelers who are coming back home after knocking off the Chiefs in Kansas City. The Chiefs were the last remaining undefeated team, and the Steelers shut them down.

If the Bengals do pull out a win, at 3-3, their season will have new life.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 4:25 p.m. EST

Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Series Leader: Steeler lead 60-35

Streak: Steelers have won six of the last seven

Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (8-20), Mike Tomlin (15-5)

TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter). The game will air in the Bengals home market on WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky.

Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

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Weather: High 70s; Mostly cloudy [NFL Weather]

Odds: The Bengals open as a 5.5-point underdog. [Vegas Insider]

Uniforms: White jersey with black pants; The Bengals are 25-28 in that combination since 2004.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Andy Dalton has seven touchdown passes and two interceptions for 116.2 rating in past three meetings with the Steelers. He passed for 366 yards with a touchdown in last road meeting. He has 1,335 pass yards (267 per game) with 10 touchdowns without throwing a pick for 105.8 rating in past five division road games. Dalton aims for his third in row with over 100 passer rating on road.
  • Giovani Bernard had career-high nine catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in his last meeting with the Steelers. In his past four vs. division, he has 362 scrimmage yards (149 rushing and 213 receiving) with three touchdowns (one rushing and two receiving). Rookie running back Joe Mixon had his first career rushing touchdown in Week 5.Jeremy Hill had a rushing touchdown in last his last meeting with the Steelers.
  • A.J. Green has 363 rec. yards (121 per game) with three touchdown catches in his past three games. He aims for his fourth in row with a touchdown catch. In his past five meetings, he has 594 receiving yards (118.8 per game) with three touchdown catches. Green has eight receiving touchdowns in his past 10 vs. divisional teams.Brandon LaFell had 91 receiving yards in last meeting with the Steelers.
  • Geno Atkins had sack in last meeting with Pittsburgh. He has three sacks in past four road meetings. In his past five games against the AFC North, Atkins has 4.5 sacks. Since entering league in 2010, he has 56 sacks, most among NFL defensive tackles.Carlos Dunlap has 22.5 sacks since 2015, tied for fifth among NFL defensive ends.
  • Vontaze Burfict had 13 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack and a pass defense in Week 5. He has over eight tackles in six of the past seven meetings with Pittsburgh. Nick Vigil has 20 tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack in past the past two games.
  • Darqueze Dennard is one of two NFL corners with over two sacks. George Iloka had an interception in Week 5. Adam Jones has five pass defenses and an interception in past three meetings with Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Ben Roethlisberger has 1,756 pass yards (292.7 per game) with 10 TD passes in the past 6 meetings. He has over a 90 passer rating in 3 of past 4 vs. division. Aims for 4th in row at home vs. division with 3+ TD passes.
  • Le’Veon Bell rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown last week. He has 4 games with over 175 rushing yards since 2014, the most in NFL. He had 131 scrimmage yards (93 rushing and 38 receiving) in last meeting with Cincinnati. He has over 100 yards from scrimmage in four of the last five career meetings. He ranks third in the NFL with 550 rushing yards and fourth with 706 scrimmage yards.
  • Antonio Brown had eight catches for 155 yards with a touchdown in Week 6. He has seven career games with over 150 receiving yards and a touchdown, tied for fourth most among active players. He has a touchdown catch in four of the past five home games against the Bengals. Brown leads the NFL with 48 catches and 700 receiving yards. He has 9,077 career receiving yards in 107 career games and tied with Randy Moss (107) for fourth fewest games to reach 9,000 receiving yards in NFL history. JuJu Smith-Schuster is one of five NFL rookies with over 175 receiving yards (192) and two touchdown catches.
  • Ryan Shazier had sack in his last meeting against the Bengals. In his past 10 games against the AFC North, he has 89 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions,two forced fumbles and eight pass defenses. James Harrison had sack last week. Vince Williams had two sacks in Week 6, his first career multi-sack game. He leads the team with four sacks. Cameron Heyward has a sack in three of the past five meetings with the Bengals. Rookie linebacker T.J.Watt is one of five rookies in NFL with over three sacks and an interception.

Bengals vs Steelers History

Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
12/18/2016 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-20 62,096
9/18/2016 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 24-16 65,072
01/09/2016 * Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 18-16 63,257
12/13/2015 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-20 65,564
11/1/2015 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 16-10 64,750
12/28/2014 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 27-17 64,697
12/7/2014 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 42-21 65,512
12/15/2013 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 30-20 45,873
9/16/2013 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 20-10 64,585
12/23/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 13-10 63,236
10/21/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-17 63,411
12/4/2011 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 35-7 63,697
11/13/2011 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-17 63,262
12/12/2010 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 23-7 57,501
11/8/2010 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-21 65,626
11/15/2009 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 18-12 65,392
9/27/2009 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-20 64,538
11/20/2008 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 27-10 59,854
10/19/2008 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 38-10 65,860
12/2/2007 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 24-10 58,842
10/28/2007 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-13 66,188
12/31/2006 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 23-17, OT 66,049
9/24/2006 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 28-20 64,922
01/08/2006 * Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 31-17 65,870
12/4/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 38-31 63,044
10/23/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-13 66,104
11/21/2004 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 19-14 65,780
10/3/2004 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 28-17 62,402
11/30/2003 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) W 24-20 58,797
9/21/2003 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 17-10 64,596
11/24/2002 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 29-21 60,473
10/13/2002 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-7 63,900
12/30/2001 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 26-23, OT 63,751
10/7/2001 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA) L 16-7 62,335
11/26/2000 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 48-28 63,925
10/15/2000 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 15-0 54,328
11/28/1999 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 27-20 50,907
10/17/1999 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 17-3 59,669
12/20/1998 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 25-24 52,017
10/11/1998 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 25-20 59,979
11/16/1997 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-3 55,226
10/19/1997 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 26-10 60,020
11/10/1996 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-24 57,265
10/13/1996 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-10 58,875
11/19/1995 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 49-31 --
10/19/1995 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 27-9 --
12/4/1994 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 38-15 --
10/16/1994 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 14-10 --
11/7/1993 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-16 --
9/19/1993 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 34-7 --
11/29/1992 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 21-9 --
10/19/1992 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-0 --
12/15/1991 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 17-10 --
11/10/1991 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-27, OT --
12/2/1990 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 16-12 --
11/18/1990 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-3 --
10/8/1989 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 26-16 --
9/17/1989 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 41-10 --
11/6/1988 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 42-7 --
9/18/1988 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 17-12 --
11/22/1987 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 30-16 --
10/25/1987 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 23-20 --
10/26/1986 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 30-9 --
10/13/1986 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-22 --
10/27/1985 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 26-21 --
9/30/1985 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 37-24 --
11/11/1984 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 22-20 --
10/1/1984 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 38-17 --
12/4/1983 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 23-10 --
10/10/1983 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-14 --
9/19/1982 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 26-20, OT --
12/13/1981 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 17-10 --
10/18/1981 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-7 --
10/12/1980 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) W 17-16 --
9/21/1980 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 30-28 --
12/2/1979 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 37-17 --
10/14/1979 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-10 --
11/19/1978 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 7-6 --
9/17/1978 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 28-3 --
12/10/1977 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-10 --
10/17/1977 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-14 --
11/28/1976 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 7-3 --
10/17/1976 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 23-6 --
12/13/1975 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 35-14 --
11/2/1975 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 30-24 --
12/14/1974 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 27-3 --
11/10/1974 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-10 --
10/28/1973 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 20-13 --
10/14/1973 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 19-7 --
11/05/1972 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 40-17 --
09/24/1972 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 15-10 --
12/12/1971 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 21-13 --
09/26/1971 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 21-10 --
11/22/1970 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-7 --
11/02/1970 Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers A Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh, PA) L 21-10 --