NFL Football

Bengals-Steelers Capsule

By The Associated Press

BENGALS (2-3) at STEELERS (4-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 3-2, Pittsburgh 3-3

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 60-35

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Bengals 24-20, Dec. 18, 2016

LAST WEEK - Bengals bye, beat Bills 20-16, Oct. 8; Steelers beat Chiefs 19-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No.25, Steelers No. 4





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers have won seven of last eight meetings between AFC North rivals, including last three. ... Pittsburgh 9-0 in last nine October games against Cincinnati. ... Bengals have won two straight following 0-3 start. ... Game features top two pass defenses in NFL. ... Cincinnati averaging 25 points per game after making Bill Lazor offensive coordinator before Week 3. ... Bengals are 5-8-1 following bye under head coach Marvin Lewis. ... Cincinnati WR A.J. Green averaging 118.8 yards receiving in last five meetings with Steelers. ... Bengals one of three teams to not lose fumble this season. ... Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton has thrown 10 TDs without interception in last five division road games. ... Dalton has 2,024 career completions. His next completion will move him past Carson Palmer into second place on team's career list. ... In last three under Lazor, Dalton has seven TDs and two tipped INTs for passer rating of 116.2. ... Dalton is 3-9 career vs Steelers with 13 TDs, 11 INTs and 76.5 passer rating. ... Bengals have at least one sack in 34 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger 21-7 all-time vs. Bengals. ... Steelers WR/PR Antonio Brown has returned three punts for TDs vs. Cincinnati. ... Pittsburgh CB William Gay has played in 166 straight games, longest active streak among defensive backs. ... Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell has 2,283 scrimmage yards in October games since 2013, most in league over that span. ... Brown leads NFL in targets (74), receptions (48) and yards receiving (700). ... Brown has caught at least one pass in 114 straight games. ... Bell's 191 scrimmage yards against Kansas City marked 13th time he broke 150 yards in game, most in franchise history. ... Steelers averaging 32:12 time of possession, third in league. ... Fantasy Tip: Roethlisberger has thrown at least three touchdown passes in last four home games vs. AFC North opponents.


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Updated October 19, 2017

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