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Thursday, September 15, 2016

NFL : Bengals Visit Steelers in AFC North Showdown

There’s no love lost between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, a pair of AFC North rivals vying for an early leg up in the division race. Their matchup in Pittsburgh highlights the Week 2 card.

The Bengals (1-0) edged the New York Jets 23-22 on the road in their opening game, led by the duo of Andy Dalton and AJ Green. Dalton was sacked seven times and still passed for 366 yards and a score, which went to Green. Green had 12 catches for 180 yards and torched the Jets' Darrelle Revis all day long.

It's a short week for the Steelers (1-0), who routed Washington 38-16 on the road on Monday Night Football. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns – two to Antonio Brown, who had eight receptions for 126 yards. DeAngelo Williams also ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers.

The Steelers have won four of their last five against the Bengals overall and 15 of their last 24 at home with Cincinnati. However, the Bengals have covered the spread in 12 of their last 17 road games.

NFL Odds: Bengals Visit Steelers in AFC North Showdown

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NFL Odds: Steelers Host Bengals in AFC North Clash
The Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs last season – a memory the Bengals remember well. They’ll be looking for revenge when they meet their rivals in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Both teams won their season openers on the road, with the Steelers winning in Washington and the Bengals winning in New York against the Jets. The Steelers have won seven of the last 10 against the Bengals, and six of their last 10 at home against Cincinnati as well. These two are the favourites in the AFC North, and this game could go a long way in deciding the division champion.

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