PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 06: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a touchdown pass to teammate Mike Wallace #17 against the Baltimore Ravens during the game on November 6, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Can the Cincinnati Bengals keep hold of the AFC North lead when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at home?
The AFC North standings look a bit odd when considering this matchup. The Cincinnati Bengals currently lead the division while the Pittsburgh Steelers are in third place. The Bengals can increase that lead when the two teams clash on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. However, the odds makers prefer slightly the Steelers on the road. Odds Shark had the opening line at three points and it hasn't changed since.
The Bengals enter this game with the hot hand since they are on a five-game winning streak. The Steelers are dropped their season series with the Baltimore Ravens by losing on Sunday, 23-20. They lost the first game of the season to the Ravens, 35-7.
Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are Nos. 2 and 3 in yards per game allowed and combine to allow 35.5 points per game. Will the teams be able to squeak by the 41-1/2 point over/under line?
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