Week 9 NFL 2010 Review: Steelers vs Bengals
The Steelers got out to and early 20-point led on the Bengals and then held on to win 27-21 in an AFC North Division battle during the NFL Week 10 schedule.
The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled a few hours west to face the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OH, on Sunday, November 7, 2010.
Pittsburgh entered this divisional Monday Night Football game as 5-point road favorites and needed a win to keep in pace with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. The game total was 41.5 points.
Pittsburgh moneyline bettors found themselves laying -240 odds while Cincinnati players were getting +195 moneyline odds.
Bettors at Bodog and other trusted online sportsbooks watched as the Steelers’ defense almost blew a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Bengals vs Steelers – Road Favorite Covers – Game Total Goes Over Final: 21-27
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals are two teams headed in opposite directions. The Steelers entered Monday night’s match-up as one of the best teams in the NFL, while the Bengals’ record has them among the worst teams in the league.
The first quarter looked like the Bengals already mailed it in for the night after they fumbled the opening kickoff and had a punt block in the first five minutes of the game. The Steelers turned both of those turnovers into points as Rashard Mendenhall scored on a touchdown following the fumble and Jeff Reed added three points after the blocked punt.
However, the Bengals came back and almost overcame a 20-point deficit to pull out the victory at the end of the game.
Down six points, Carson Palmer was unable to convert twice from the Pittsburgh 12-yard line and turned the ball over on downs. This drew cheers from bettors that had the Steelers on either the pointspread or moneyline. The 48 points scored covered the 41.5-point total before the 9-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Steelers vs Bengals – Game Notes – Game Stars
Steelers Game Ball: Mike Wallace continues to make people forget about Santonio Holmes as he caught five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.
The Steelers are tied with the Ravens in the AFC North, but Baltimore currently owns the tiebreaker. Pittsburgh will play their third prime time game in a row when they host the Patriots Sunday Night.
Bengals Game Ball: Thirty-six year old Terrell Owens played like a player in his prime. He gained 141 yards on 10 receptions – including two that went for touchdowns.
The Bengals seem to play well only when the game is practically out of reach. Their season doesn’t get any easier in Week 10 as they visit Indianapolis to take on Peyton Manning and the Colts.