Bengals at Steelers 12/30/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
The Pittsburgh Steelers have watched their season fall out from under them. The Steelers must win this week and need help in other places around the league to clinch the AFC Wildcard. Pittsburgh is 8-6-1 on the season and 2nd in the AFC North. The Steelers are 1-4 over their last five games and lost in New Orleans last week. Pittsburgh will host the Cincinnati Bengals this week and are 4-3 at home.
QB Ben Roethlisberger has 33 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on the season. Roethlisberger threw for 3 touchdowns last week with no interceptions for 380 yards. WR Antonio Brown has 15 touchdowns on the season on 104 receptions. The Steelers average 315.3 passing yards per game which ranks 2nd the NFL.
The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-4 over their last five games heading into Week 17. The Bengals are 6-9 on the season and 4th in the AFC North. Cincinnati lost in Cleveland last week and are 1-4 in divisional games. The Bengals are 2-5 on the road and lost to the Steelers 28-21 earlier this season.
QB Jeff Driskel threw for 2 touchdowns last week and no interceptions for 133 yards. Running back Joe Mixon has 8 touchdowns on the season and 1063 rushing yards. WR Tyler Boyd had 76 catches and 7 touchdowns.
The Steelers are a two touchdown home favorite in this one. Pittsburgh is fighting for their playoff hopes in front of their home crowd. The Bengals will have a tough time keeping pace and have trouble moving the ball. The Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 17. The Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Steelers win and cover AT 31-14.