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The Bengals and Steelers are meeting for the second time this season. Pittsburgh won the first game in prime time pretty easily and it never felt close after the first quarter. However Womens Mark Walton Jersey , this game has the makings to be more competitive.The Steelers are dealing with a ton of injuries leaving them possibly shorthanded. Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster are going through concussion protocol, and James Conner re-injured his shoulder on Thursday Night Football.It still isn’t a situation where Bengals’ fans should feel confident, even if their team is at home for this game. The offense and defense have yet to put a game together where they are both clicking. Last week the defense held out as long as they could, and they even set the offense up with several chances to either take the lead or tie. Rookie Ryan Finley just never was able to take advantage of that. Can that change this week?Everything you need to know for when the Bengals host the Steelers:Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-10) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5)Date/Time: Nov. 24th, 2019 at 1:oo p.m. ESTLocation: Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OhioSeries Leader: The Steelers lead the series at 63-35Streak: The Steelers have won the past eight meetingsCoaches vs. Opponent: Zac Taylor: (0-1). Mike Tomlin (20-5)Television: The game will air on CBS-TV. In Cincinnati, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12). Broadcasters are Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst) and John Schriffen (sideline reporter).Radio: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).SB Nation Steelers’ site: Behind the Steel CurtainWeather: Mid 30’s, mostly cloudy [NFL weather]Odds: Bengals Womens Alex Redmond Jersey , +7 [Odds Shark]Bengals NotesQuarterback Ryan Finley (rookie) had 115 pass yards and 47 rushing yards in Week 11. Running back Joe Mixon had 103 scrimmage yards (86 rushing and 17 receiving) and a rushing touchdown last week. He has touchdowns in three of his past four games. He has at least 80 scrimmage yards in two of his past three games against the Steelers. He aims for his third in a row at home against the division with at least 150 scrimmage yards. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd has 31 catches and 362 receiving yards (90.5 per game) in four home games in 2019. He had seven catches for 62 receiving yards and two touchdown catches in his last home meeting against Pittsburgh. He has four receiving touchdowns in his past four games at home against the division. Boyd aims for his fifth in a row at home against the AFC North with at least six catches and 60 receiving yards. Wide receiver Auden Tate had 50 receiving yards in the Week 4 meeting. He has at least 50 receiving yards in four of his past five games. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins had five tackles and 1.5 sacks in Week 11, his 14th career game with at least 1.5 sacks. Defensive end Carl Lawson had a sack last week and has a sack in two of his past three games. Line backer Nick Vigil had a team-high 12 tackles and fumble recovery last week. He had 11 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in the Week 4 meeting and aims for his third in a row against Pittsburgh with at least 11 tackles and a tackle for a loss. Safety Jessie Bates had seven tackles and an interception in Week 11. He aims for his third in a row with an interception, fourth in a row with a pass deflected and sixth in a row with at least seven tackles. Steelers NotesQuarterback Mason Rudolph completed 24 of 28 passes (85.7 percent) for 229 yards and two touchdowns without an interception for a 124.6 passer rating in the Week 4 meeting. He has a passer rating of at least 100 in two of his past three games against the AFC North. Running back James Conner had a career-high eight catches for 83 receiving yards in the Week 4 meeting. He had 111 rush yards and two rushing touchdowns in the last meeting at Cincinnati. He has five touchdowns in his past five games. He aims for his fourth in a row against the Bengals with at least 90 scrimmage yards.Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had seven catches for 111 receiving yards in his last meeting at Cincinnati. He has at least five catches and 75 receiving yards in three of his past four games on the road against the division. Rookie wide receiver Dionte Johnson had a career-high six catches for 77 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the Week 4 meeting. Tight end Vance McDonald had seven catches for 68 receiving yards in his last meeting at Cincinnati. Linebacker T.J. Watt had four tackles, a sack and a pass deflected last week. He has 10.5 sacks, third-most through 10 games in franchise history. He had 1.5 sacks in his last meeting with the Bengals. He aims for his third in a row against the Bengals with a sack and fifth in a row overall with sack. Defensive tackle Cameron Heyward had a 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the Week 4 meeting. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has four interceptions in his past four games. Linebacker Devin Bush leads all rookies with 74 tackles. He had nine tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack and a pass defended in the Week 4 meeting.Bengals history against SteelersDateVisitorHomeResultDateVisitorHomeResult Marvin Lewis expects his defense to play aggressively.It also comes with a danger 鈥?as the Cincinnati Bengals found out Sunday.They overcame the first-quarter ejection of safety Shawn Williams and three more personal foul calls during the season opener to hold on for a 34-23 victory after Williams' replacement jarred the ball loose and returned a fumble 83 yards for a touchdown with 24 seconds left at Indianapolis"There's a lot of stuff we can do better. Too many penalties in critical situations," Lewis said. "We did a nice job with that all summer and now, today, it cropped in there … ton-jersey , so it really could have hurt us."Williams was tossed in the first quarter after helmet-to-helmet contact with Colts QB Andrew Luck 鈥?becoming the first player to be ejected this season.The NFL has sent a clear message to players everywhere that it intends to eliminate dangerous hits.And for a while, it looked as if the Bengals would pay a steep price with eight penalties, three of which led to first downs.Somehow, they managed to regain their composure, avoided any defensive penalties in the fourth quarter and overcome the loss of Williams to snap an eight-game losing streak at Indy.Oddly enough, Clayton Fejedelem, Williams' replacement, wound up saving the game after Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle appeared to convert a third-and-15 into a first down by contorting his body around the Bengals 15-yard line.Instead, Fejedelem, the second defender on the play, delivered a textbook lesson by knocking the ball out … oft-jersey , quickly scooping it up and sprinting down the sideline for the clinching score."You don't get time to hiccup or flinch," Lewis said. "You've just got to keep playing."The Colts learned that lesson the hard way, too.After taking a 23-10 lead midway through the third quarter, it appeared the Colts might finally end the second-half troubles from last season. This time, they unraveled again.A.J. Green split Indy's two deep safeties 鈥?Clayton Geathers and Malik Hooker 鈥?for a 38-yard TD catch and after Adam Vinatieri's rare miss on a 55-yard field goal, the Bengals capitalized by driving for Joe Mixon's leaping 1-yard score to take the lead. Indy was called for three defensive penalties on the second series, including an inexplicable pass interference call on Geathers on third-and-15."I thought we played good, just penalties in the end killed us," Colts defensive end Margus Hunt said after recording two sacks against his former team. "We just need to keep playing football."SECOND CHANCEDoyle has been one of the Colts' most reliable players over the past few seasons.So the fumble was out of character and teammates quickly came to his defense, starting with Luck."Jack cares about this game as much as any guy I've ever played around," he said. "He's an incredible person Boomer Esiason Jersey , an incredible teammates and he's a great friend. So you give him a big hug. He's going to be all right. He's going to be fine."NEW OFFENSESThe Bengals and Colts have new offensive coordinators and revamped offensive lines, and both showed promise after slow starts.Andy Dalton and Luck were each picked off on their first passes of the afternoon before settling down and delivering more typical performances.Luck was 39 of 53 with 319 yards and two touchdowns in his first regular season start since having shoulder surgery in January 2017. Dalton was 21 of 28 with 243 yards and two scores.Each was sacked twice.GIVING IT AWAYThe Colts lost seven halftime leads in 2017, falling one game short of matching the NFL record.And a coaching change didn't help Indy find its finishing touch Sunday. The Colts gave up 24 points over the final 20 minutes, allowing the Bengals to spoil Luck's long-awaited return.TOUGH GRINDWhile the passing games appeared to be in sync, the ground games left more to be desired.Mixon carried 17 times for 95 yards , but the Bengals only had three other rushing attempts and wound up with 101 yards.Indy, meanwhile, relied heavily on rookies Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines in their pro debuts. Wilkins carried 14 times for 49 yards, while Hines had five attempts for 19 yards and caught seven passes for 33 yards.Both teams need to be more effective on the ground this season.


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