Every team in the NFL is beatable. Some are just tougher than others. Some easier. The Steelers have had the Bengals number for quite some time. Sure they’ve had some losses from Cincy while Marvel Smith desperately tries to pull that team from the depths of bad reputations and bungling ways. But, for the most part the Steelers do a fairly good job of exposing the kind of team the Bengals really are.
This season is a very different season for the Steelers. The defense (for the worse) and offense (for the most part for the better) are uncharacteristic to what Steeler Nation is used to seeing and expecting from their beloved team. That’s what is most frustrating about this season – the Steelers are quite simply beating themselves. Each of the teams they’ve faced so far this season are very beatable. The Broncos have finally found their stride and hope with Peyton Manning, but they were a different team and very exposed in Week 1. The Raiders and Titans (THE FRIGGIN RAIDERS AND TITANS) were and still are very beatable teams. The Steelers have become quite good at the 4th quarter implosion. The Cincy Bengals and Raggedy Andy – also very beatable in 2012.
So my friends of Steeler Nation. Will the Steelers be able to overcome themselves in order to pull out a victory on Cincy soil?