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The Steelers were riding high and looking to take control of the AFC North last week but ended up with a trick rather than a treat in New Orleans on Halloween night.
This week the 5-2 Black and Gold travel to Cincinnati for a Monday night matchup against the 2-5 Bengals.
The Steelers are one of the best defenses in the NFL but have shown some susceptibility against the pass in recent weeks. Not having the services of Ben Roethlisberger during the first four games of the season makes the statistics in this one not worth a whole lot.
On the other side of the ball, the Bengals were expected to have a high-powered offense this year with the combination of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens as targets for Carson Palmer, but it hasn't really worked out that way for some reason.
I'm going to put part of the problem squarely on the Cincinnati run defense that is giving up an average of 120 yards on the ground per game.
Even though the Steelers' offensive line is not very good (again), they will be good enough this week.
Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers