Don't be fooled by the thumbs up in this picture, all is not well in Cincinnati.
The Bengals (2-5) have deviated from their formula for success. Last season they played well on defense and ran the ball with efficiency.
This season their defense is getting skewered and their running game is unproductive.
That being said, the Bengals should be able to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) this weekend.
The Steelers are hurting on defense following the injury of defensive lineman Aaron Smith, and even before that the Steelers were allowing opposing teams to pass on them. While they hide behind the reputation of the Steel Curtain, this Steelers defense is vulnerable against the pass, allowing 243.1 yards a game through the air (25th in the NFL)
The Bengals possess the sixth ranked pass offense in the NFL and play at home.