Updated: Nov 28
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It's wide open in the AFC. And when it comes to the AFC North, every team in the division has a winning record. With so many teams in the playoff picture, it's pivotal that the Steelers win their divisional games down the stretch, and they have four left, starting on Sunday against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
According to Oddsshark.com, the Bengals are currently 4.5-point favorites against the Steelers, and the over/under is 45 points.
The Steelers are 11-2 straight up in their last 13 games against the Bengals, but they've lost their last two against Cincinnati. The Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, and Cincinnati is 0-3 against the spread in its last three home games.
The Steelers are 67-37 all-time against the Bengals. Mike Tomlin is 23-7 all-time against the Bengals and 12-3 on the road. Ben Roethlisberger is 26-9 against the Bengals in his career and 16-3 in Cincinnati, which includes two playoff wins. The last time the Bengals swept the Steelers in a season was in 2009. Before that the last sweep was in 1998. The Steelers haven't lost three straight games to the Bengals since 1990. The Bengals won six in a row against the Steelers from Sept. 18, 1988 to Dec. 2, 1990.