The AFC North will be on display on Monday Night Football in Week 2 of the NFL season. Marvin Lewis and the Bengals will host Mike Tomlin and his Pittsburgh Steelers. Both squads started off the season with a loss, and a division win would allow the successful team to gain some momentum.
Cincinnati is heading into the game as a 7.5-point favorite at home, according to OddsShark.com.
The Bengals are expected to make the playoffs for the third time in three seasons but got off to a rough start in Week 1. Quarterback Andy Dalton threw for two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Bengals lost in a comeback win for the Chicago Bears. On the bright side, wide receiver A.J. Green has recovered from his ankle injury and caught nine passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. The pair of Green and Dalton will look to return to their winning ways against the beaten up Steelers on Monday night.
Pittsburgh is coming off a rough loss to the Titans last week. The team lost three important players including linebacker Larry Foote and center Maurkice Pouncey during the Week 1 loss. Along with the injuries in the opener, the Steelers have had trouble maintaining success on offense. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was held to just 191 yards and one touchdown against the Titans. He will face a tougher test in Week 2 against the Cincinnati defense.