PITTSBURGH STEELERS @ CINCINNATI BENGALS
The Bengals have had a rough season; the team is currently riding a 5 game losing streak into Week 15. Cincinnati has been outscored 124-53 over those games, including last week's 30-7 loss to Dallas.
With both quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Brandon Allen injured (knee), Ryan Finley will be the Bengals' starting QB on Monday against the Steelers. Finley had three starts last season, and none of them were memorable. He only completed 54% of his passes.
The Steelers have suffered their first 2 losses of the season after an incredible 11-0 start. Pittsburgh has lost back to back games to Washington and Buffalo but has outscored their opponents 114-76 over their past 5 games.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS -1000 | 1.10
The 11-2 Steelers are 1 of the first 4 teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. Pittsburgh is currently +650 to win the AFC and +1400 to win the Super Bowl with 888sport.
QB Ben Roethlisberger is still playing great in his 17th season with the Steelers. Big Ben has completed 66.2% of his passes for 3,292 yards, 29 TDs, and 9 interceptions. Roethlisberger is averaging 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 254.2 yards per game. Pittsburgh's defense has played incredible this year; the team is averaging only 303.1 yards and 18.2 points per game.
WR Chase Claypool
The rookie WR has played amazing for the Steelers. Claypool has 50 receptions for 664 yards and leads the team with 8 TDs. He has rushed for 22 yards and 2 TDs as well.
WR Diontae Johnson
The 2019 3rd rounder has been one of Pittsburgh's top receivers. Johnson has 5 TDs, 69 receptions, and leads the team with 694 yards. He also has 370 yards after the catch and 38 first downs.
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
The former Pro Bowler is having another strong year with the Steelers. Smith-Schuster has 7 TDs, 664 yards and leads the team with 79 receptions. JuJu also has 37 first downs and 340 yards after the catch.
RB: Trey Edmunds
TE: Zach Gentry
G: Matt Feiler
OT: Zach Banner
LB: Bud Dupree, Devin Bush, Robert Spillane
LB: Vince Williams
RB James Conner (quad), OL Kevin Dotson, CB Joe Haden, and S Sean Davis are all questionable for Week 15.
CINCINNATI BENGALS +650 | 5.50
The 2-10-1 Bengals are 1 of 6 teams to be eliminated from the playoffs so far. Cincinnati will have an early selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Since Joe Burrow's injury in Week 11, Brandon Allen has stepped in as starting QB. In 3 games, Allen has completed 65.5% of his passes for 506 yards, 3 TDs, and 2 interceptions. Allen has added 22 rushing yards as well. Cincinnati's defense has been subpar, averaging 382.3 yards and 26.0 points per game.
Unfortunately, Allen has been ruled out on Monday due to a knee injury. Ryan Finley is expected to start as a quarterback for Bengals against the Steelers.
WR Tyler Boyd
The 2016 2nd rounder is playing great in his 5th year with the Bengals. Boyd has 4 TDs and leads Cincinnati with 78 receptions and 840 yards. He also has 361 yards after the catch and 43 first downs.
WR Tee Higgins
The rookie WR has been one of Cincinnati's best players this year. Higgins has 58 receptions for 778 yards and leads the team with 5 TDs. Higgins also 44 first downs and 286 yards after the catch.
QB: Joe Burrow, Brandon Allen
HB: Joe Mixon
WR: John Ross III, Auden Tate
TE: C.J. Uzomah
OT: Jonah Williams
DT: Geno Atkins, D.J. Reader, Renell Wren
CB: Tony Brown, Trae Waynes
G Xavier Su'a-Filo, OT Bobby Hart, DT Mike Daniels, LB Logan Wilson, and S Brandon Wilson are all questionable for Week 15.
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