Judging by the NFL Week 10 expert picks, you wouldn't know it was the Bengals who enter their bout with the Steelers tied atop AFC North division standings with the Ravens. The predictions for this game seem to suggest a general feel that Pittssburgh is the better team.
Cincinnati has surprised this season, and ride a five game win streak into this game. Sports Illustrated's Peter King is one believer in the Bengals, who get Pittsburgh at home:
Love Ryan Clark's take on Andy Dalton to me this week: "You can tell how good he is for two reasons. One, how much better Cincinnati is with him. Two, how bad TCU is without him." The Steelers see it up close for the first time, and all of a sudden, the Bengals -- with a win, 6-1 in the AFC -- have to be taken very seriously.
Around the Web, the feeling is less friendly toward the Bengals. The panel on ESPN.com is leaning 6-8 in favor of the Steelers. The CBSSports.com panel is 4-1 in favor of Pittsburgh.
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