Bengals vs. Steelers (Wk. 3)
The Bengals travel to Pittsburgh this weekend for a matchup they have been waiting for, for 8 months! Unfortunately, the guy they will be looking for is no longer wearing a Steeler jersey because he has traded it in for a Jets jersey! Carson Palmer has returned to the field and has been impressive all things considered, while Ben has had a black cloud following him around that has us all scratching our heads and wondering what will happen next!
This matchup is now one of the Steelers biggest rivalries, just because the Bengals are somewhat good now! The Bengals bring in a "somewhat" impressive offense that will surely test one of the top defenses in the league. The Steelers offense, or what there is of it after last week, is looking to rebound against a Bengal defense that hasn't been tested at this point of the season. The keys for a Steelers victory are:
- The Ben we all are use to needs to show up! Ben had a lot of rust last week and his performance showed it.
- Running game needs to reemerge after an anemic performce last week.
- Defense needs to get pressure on Palmer and the DB's need to hold their assignments.
Last week Troy played with one arm and still performed better than most other safeties in the league, he remains on the injured list this week as Questionable. One other Steeler notable on the list is Ward with his nagging hamstring. Look for all the Steelers to be in uniform and ready for this big matchup!
Tune in this Sunday and join us here in the gameday thread as we talk about the game and cheer our Steelers to a victory!!!! :tt02: