Steelers at Bengals: Pittsburgh’s Keys to Victory


Published: September 25, 2009

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... fact.

Big Ben is 8-2 lifetime against the Bengals, including a 6-0 mark in Cincinnati. The Bengals haven't won at home against the black and gold since 2001. Impressive to say the least.

But before you punch the Steelers victory ticket, take a closer look. This is not your typical woebegone Bengals. Cincinnati is healthy for the first time in ages and playing with renewed confidence, especially after last week's performance against Green Bay.

Now don't get me wrong, Pittsburgh should still win this game. They have more talent on both sides of the ball. The Steelers are a veteran, Super Bowl championship team, and have dominated the AFC North to the tune of 13 victories in the last 15 divisional contests.

Carson Palmer and the Bengals will need a Herculean effort to defeat the Steelers. Hard, but not impossible. Here's what Pittsburgh must do to ensure the upset never happens.


Pittsburgh's Keys to Victory

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