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Expect Fireworks in Bengals/Steelers game

posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:13 AM by Jacob Geiser
The Bengals will travel to Heinz Field Sunday to square off with their rival Pittsburgh Steelers. This rivalry has escalated quickly after the playoff game in Cincinnati. We all know what happened, and I'm not going to talk about it.

This game is a huge game in Week 2. I know it is early, and it isn't a must win, but how nice would it be for the Bengals to come home 2-0? It sure as hell would be nice. The Bengals can get a leg up on the AFC North really early and keep the foot on the gas. Beating Pittsburgh in the Steel city is always nice, but it would be a lot more sweeter this time around.

I fully expect to be one of those typical knock down drag out games between the two rivals. Both offenses will be coming in with some confidence. Pittsburgh more than Cincinnati because Big Ben and company tore Redskins apart on Monday night. However, I don't think many analyst gave the Bengals enough credit on Sunday.

Sure, the Jets didn't do themselves any favors. However, the Bengals showed their true stripes. Especially, Andy Dalton. Dalton has improved greatly since the 2014 season. Last season he had an MVP worthy season throwing for 25 TD's and over 3,000 yards. He didn't turn the ball over often, in fact only 7 times. He threw 1 INT against the Jets but it looked like someone got him on the arm as he was throwing it. It didn't faze Dalton. He didn't fold, he only got better.

After the INT:
Dalton: 20/23, 289 yards, 1 TD

Talk about locking in. Dalton and Green couldn't be stopped. No Eifert? No problem. Dalton and Green hurt the property value of Revis Island on Sunday. Green accounted for more than half of Dalton's completions. He has had success versus the Steelers in his career. Green has 69 catches for 937 yards and 6 TD's. He has been on a bit of a hot streak lately against the Steelers and I don't expect that to stop with a depleted secondary.

Andy Dalton and A.J Green will set of fireworks at Heinz field. Sadly, I also fear Big Ben and Antonio Brown will have a big day too. I hope Adam Jones and his secondary are ready to slow them down.

This game will be chippy, expect the refs to throw a bunch of flags. The rematch will take place in December in Cincinnati with playoff implications, no doubt about it.

I would tune in to CBS at 1:00 P.M Sunday, because this is the best game in Week 2.