The Bengals (6-3) have a better record than the Steelers (6-2). Cincinnati also has a better point differential. They even have both scored more points per game and given up less points per game than Pittsburgh.
However, the Bengals have yet to beat a high quality team. The only top team they have played, the 49ers, beat them by five points in Week 3. Cincinnati's best win was over a borderline playoff team, Buffalo.
Pittsburgh just got swept by the Ravens. They should come out with urgency and anger. The Steelers defense did a great job against Tom Brady, so they should be able to stop Andy Dalton. In the game against San Francisco, Dalton had just 157 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. I have to see him beat a top defense before I pick him to do it.
The Pick: Pittsburgh