Bengals-Steelers Capsule

CINCINNATI (6-0) at PITTSBURGH (4-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE – Bengals by 1 1-2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bengals 5-0-1, Steelers 4-1-2

SERIES RECORD – Steelers lead 56-34

LAST MEETING – Steelers beat Bengals 27-17, Dec. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK – Bengals had bye, beat Bills 34-21 on Oct. 18; Steelers lost to Chiefs 23-13

AP PRO32 RANKING – Bengals No. 3, Steelers No. 10

BENGALS OFFENSE – OVERALL (3), RUSH (12), PASS (5).

BENGALS DEFENSE – OVERALL (22), RUSH (16), PASS (21).

STEELERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (9), PASS (26).

STEELERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (8), PASS (27).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Bengals have never started season 7-0. They opened 6-0 two other times: 1975, 1988. They’re first AFC North team to go 6-0 since 2002 realignment. … Steelers swept series last season, have won last three vs. Bengals and eight of 10 for 56-34 overall lead in series. … Bengals have lost four of last five at Heinz Field and are 5-9 there overall. … Teams meet again at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 13. … QB Andy Dalton leads NFL with 116.1 passer rating. Also leads in fourth-quarter rating at 146.3. … A win would be Dalton’s 23rd career on road, matching Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan for most by QB in his first five seasons during Super Bowl era. … Bengals are only AFC team with two players scoring at least six TDs: TE Tyler Eifert (6) and RB Jeremy Hill (6). … DE Carlos Dunlap is tied with Patriots DE Chandler Jones and Seahawks DE Michael Bennett for NFL lead with 6 1-2 sacks. … Roethlisberger returns after missing last four games with sprained knee. He’s 16-6 career vs Cincinnati. His 427 completions and 5,051 yards are most vs. Bengals. … Roethlisberger needs 31 yards passing to become fifth active quarterback to reach 40,000 yards, joining Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Eli Manning. … WR Antonio Brown’s three punt returns for TDs have come against Bengals. … LB Bud Dupree leads AFC rookies with three sacks. … Fantasy Tip: A.J. Green had big games against Steelers last season: 11 catches for 224 yards, then eight catches for 82 yards before sustaining concussion.

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