• September 28, 2022

Monday Night Football Pick

BenRoethlisberger11My Overall Record: 18-13

Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati

Things don’t look so good for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before the season began, the Steelers looked like a team in decline. They didn’t add a great deal of talent to their roster, lost key contributors like Mike Wallace to the salary cap, and the remaining aging stars like Troy Polamalu are only getting older.

The Steelers began the season with a deflating loss at home to the Tennessee Titans, and they also lost starting center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Larry Foote for the season.

The Bengals are in a much better position to win this game. They’re playing at home, coming off of a tough loss, and they’ve got much more stable situation. When a team loses their starting center, it can have a devastating impact on how efficient the offense runs. The Steelers struggled to put up 9 points against the Titans in Week 1, and I think they’re going to have similar problems against the Bengals.

Pick: Cincinnati 20, Pittsburgh 10

Denny Basens

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September 16, 2013 12:43 pm

I called that Chargers game and I called last Mondays Eagles game. Tonight I like The Steelers winning OUTRIGHT.

Titans are starting to establish themselves as a solid defense and I think Pittsburgh underestimated them a little bit.

Im going with 29-21 Steelers

September 17, 2013 1:50 am
Reply to  Denny Basens

Wager anything?

September 16, 2013 2:31 pm

Geno Atkins going against a replacement center. Big Ben better add some extra cushion on his backside.
Bengals by 24 in a blowout

September 16, 2013 3:54 pm

Bengals big 26-10..
Steelers have one of the worst NFL OL’s without Center Pouncey,
A shaky RB Corp, Speedy but small WR’s, A TE coming off Knee Surgery and not 100% .. They also lost LB Foote and still have a good Secondary but their Front 7 is not waht it used to be and Bengals OLB James Harrison will have Fire in his Eyes and will Tag Big Ben and any other Steeler he comes in contact with..