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    Default Bengals-Steelers scouting report

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Series History[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    This is the 82nd overall meeting in the series with the Steelers leading 49-32. Pittsburgh won the Week 9 game at Cincinnati 27-21.

    At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead 26-14 overall and 5-4 at Heinz Field since it opened in 2001. However, the Bengals are 4-3 there since 2003 including a 18-12 win last year.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]The Coaches[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    * Bengals: Marvin Lewis (58-67-1 overall) is in his eighth year and is 5-11 against Pittsburgh, including the playoffs. Lewis is 25-21 overall against the division.

    * Steelers: Mike Tomlin (43-20 overall) is in his fourth season. He is 4-2 against the Bengals and 17-6 overall against the AFC North.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Tale of the Tape[/HIGH-LIGHT]


    [HIGH-LIGHT]When the Bengals Run[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Cedric Benson tied a career high with two rushing touchdowns in last week’s loss to New Orleans and needs 163 yards to reach consecutive 1,000-yard seasons for the first time in his six-year career. In five games against the Steelers as a member of the Bengals, Benson has 71 carries for 239 yards and two touchdowns. He had 54 yards on 18 carries in the first meeting but had 12 carries for 44 yards in the first half. Bernard Scott had a season-high 43 rushing yards last week, averaging 7.2 yards on six carries. A Bengals running back hasn’t rushed for 100 yards on the Steelers since Rudi Johnson did it in Week 4 in 2004 (123 yards on 24 carries). On the strength of their linebackers, the Steelers have the league’s top run defense and have allowed only one 100-yard rusher in the last 46 games. Against the AFC North, they are allowing 59.3 yards per game. Inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons leads the team n tackles with 116 and James Farrior has 111.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]When the Bengals Pass[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Carson Palmer is 4-8 against the Steelers, completing 56.7 percent of his passes for an average of 190.8 yards with 16 touchdowns against eight interceptions. Terrell Owens has five touchdowns in six games against Pittsburgh, including two in the first meeting. He needs 39 yards for his 10th 1,000-yard season and one touchdown for his ninth season with 10 touchdowns or more. Chad Ochocinco is averaging 81.2 yards on the road but averages just 4.5 catches and 62.4 yards against the Steelers. Jermaine Gresham leads AFC rookies in receptions (47) and Jordan Shipley leads in yards (543). Steelers linebacker James Harrison is tied for second in the AFC in sacks with 10 and had one in the first meeting. Farrior, who has four sacks, has had a sack in three straight games. Troy Polamalu has four interceptions on the season but his last pick against Palmer was in 2004.Cornerbacks William Gay (12) and Ike Taylor (11) lead the team in passes defensed.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]When the Steelers Run[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Rashard Mendenhall had 99 yards in the first game and is averaging 67.5 yards in two games against the Bengals. He needs one more touchdown to become the fifth running back in Steelers history with 10 or more in a season. He has five in five homes. Isaac Redman provides some spot carries and averages 4.2 yards per attempt. The Bengals have allowed four 100-yard rushers this season including two in the past three weeks. Linebackers Rey Maualuga and Keith Rivers have graded high in stopping the run.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]When the Steelers Pass[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Ben Roethlisberger is 10-4 against the Bengals, completing 63.3 percent of his passes with 20 touchdowns against 14 interceptions and an 87.8 rating. He is also aiming for his fourth straight home game with three touchdown passes. Hines Ward has 15 touchdowns against the Bengals, his most against any opponent. Mike Wallace is averaging 76 yards per game in three meetings against the Bengals with two of those being for 100 yards or more. Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap has 3.5 sacks in the last two games. Cornerback Leon Hall leads the team with four interceptions and 15 passes defensed.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Special Teams[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    Clint Stitser was 3 of 3 on field goals last week, including a 47 yarder that gave the Bengals a fleeting lead. Scott on kickoffs (33.0 yard average on five returns) and Quan Cosby on punts (15.0 yards on two returns) had their best games last week. Punter Kevin Huber has gone seven straight games without a touchback and the punt coverage team leads the league (4.9 yards per return). Shaun Suisham is 6 of 6 as Pittsburgh’s kicker since replacing Jeff Reed. Five of those have come from 40-49 yards. With Daniel Sepulveda (knee) out for the year, Jeremy Kapinos becomes the punter. Emmanuel Sanders is averaging 25.1 yards per kick return.

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    Bengals, Dolphins could get big road upsets in Week 14

    By Jason Feller NFL.com
    Published: Dec. 9, 2010


    Game: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (1 p.m. ET)

    Venue: Heinz Field

    Last time at site: Bernard Scott scored the game's only touchdown on a 96-yard kickoff return to help the Bengals knock off the Steelers, 18-12, in Week 10 of last season.

    Reason for road optimism: Most teams really struggle in Pittsburgh, but Cincinnati has played surprisingly well at Heinz Field when Carson Palmer is under center. The quarterback is 3-2 in five road starts against the Steelers. While the Bengals have been one of the league's most disappointing teams, they nearly beat the Steelers earlier this year, and always get up for this particular opponent. Winning this one game would help Cincinnati salvage something from this woeful season.

    The Steelers are coming off a gritty victory at Baltimore and have put themselves in position for a division title and a first-round bye in the playoffs. The hard-hitting affair with the Ravens likely took something out of the Steelers, and this could set up as a classic trap game for Pittsburgh with the playoff-contending Jets up next week. The combination of the Bengals potentially playing this game as if it was their Super Bowl, and the tired Steelers looking ahead, might result in an upset.

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    Skinny: The Steelers are banged up but have too much to play for to drop a home game to the struggling Bengals. Cincinnati's losing streak reaches an astounding 10 games.

    Pick: Steelers, 28-14

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    Seems to me our win percentage over the Bungles and Clowns would be higher because I mostly remember us beating them all the time. We must have had a huge deficit to overcome pre 70's ?

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    Seems to me our win percentage over the Bungles and Clowns would be higher because I mostly remember us beating them all the time. We must have had a huge deficit to overcome pre 70's ?
    Yea... That's actually a HUGE understatement... "Pre-70's", the Browns owned our ***, as did just about every team.
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    Lucky me, I was born in 62 and just started getting interested in fotball/Steelers with the drafting of Bradshaw.

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    Benson focused on century mark against Steelers

    BY JOE REEDY • JREEDY@ENQUIRER.COM • DECEMBER 10, 2010


    CINCINNATI -- In a season in which not much has gone right, Cedric Benson would love to do something only one running back has done in the past 44 games - get a 100-yard game against Pittsburgh's top-ranked run defense.

    After having some success in the first meeting, Benson is upbeat he can build on that on Sunday when the Bengals travel to Heinz Field to face the Steelers.

    "I always love the challenge. It didn't pan out the way we would have liked it the first time around, but we get another crack," Benson said.

    In the Week 9 Monday night game here, Benson had a solid first half with 44 yards on 12 carries. But he got only 10 yards on six carries in the second half as the Bengals abandoned the run when they fell behind by two scores.

    At the time, Benson had the best game against the Steelers defense, but in the past four games, Buffalo's Fred Jackson has run for 59 and New England's JarvusBen Green-Ellis put up a season-high 87.

    Said Benson of the Steelers defense: "Holes don't stay open for long against those guys. You've got to get moving downhill and react quick."

    In five games against the Steelers since joining the Bengals, Benson has 239 yards on 71 carries with two touchdowns. It was in last year's Week 10 game at Pittsburgh that Benson suffered a hip flexor injury during the first half that caused him to miss the second half and the next two games.

    With snow in the forecast and the turf at Heinz Field always less than ideal in December, Benson has had a history of thriving in those conditions. Four of his 11 100-yard games while with the Bengals have come in December.

    Even with Pittsburgh's penchant for stopping the run, if the Bengals can get some measure of production out of Benson and Bernard Scott (who had a season-high 42 yards last week) it should make things a little easier for the passing game in terms of opening up play action and not being blitzed as much.

    Said offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski: "They're a very good run defense. They're built for the run but if you make some hay it leaves you in third and short and takes pressure off your protections where their pass rusher can tee off on you."

    Against New Orleans last week, the Bengals running game was effective for the first time in a couple of games. After being ninth in run offense last year, they enter Sunday's game ranked 26th, averaging 92.3 yards per game. Benson, is averaging more than half a yard less per carry through 12 games (3.5 compared to 4.1 last year).

    However, he is 163 yards away from getting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the first time in his six-year career.

    Since 2000, the Bengals have had only two 100-yard rushers against the Steelers in the last 22 games, including the playoffs - Corey Dillon ran for 128 yards in a 2000 game at Paul Brown Stadium and Rudi Johsnon had 123 in a 2004 game at Pittsburgh.

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...0-yards-Sunday

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