Cincinnati Bengals

Game Preview: Bengals vs. Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7) at Heinz Field this Sunday, December 23rd as the Bengals try to edge out their AFC North rivals and clinch a wild card playoff spot. If Cincinnati clinches the wild card spot, it would be the first time since the 1981 and 1982 seasons that the Bengals have returned to the playoffs in consecutive seasons. Make sure you don't miss a single moment of Bengals football action when you own a genuine Cincinnati Bengals COA. Despite the Bengals having a one-game lead over the Steelers, most commentators are giving the edge to the Steelers in this meeting. Last time these two teams met in Week 7 of the season, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger led his team to a 24-17 victory over the Bengals. However, Pittsburgh has lost momentum recently after two consecutive losses to the Chargers and the Cowboys. Roethlisberger threw interceptions in both of those games, including a costly one at Dallas that set up the final Cowboys field goal, giving Dallas the win in overtime. Both teams currently have similarly ranked offenses, with the Bengals ranked 18th and the Steelers ranked 19th, although Cincinnati is better at rushing and Pittsburgh is better at passing. 

Although Bengals QB Andy Dalton has yet to lead his team to victory over the Steelers, Pittsburgh's weakened secondary could offer Bengals fans a glimmer of hope for Sunday's meeting. Steelers CB Ike Taylor will miss Sunday's game with a fractured ankle, while CB Cortez Allen and CB Keenan Lewis are still questionable with their own injuries. After the Steelers, the Bengals will return home to take on the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, December 30th. Great deals on Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens tickets are still available from Maxim Tickets, the secure resale ticket marketplace that feature a 100% Buyer Guarantee on all ticket purchases.