The Steelers remain undefeated. The Bengals are on the upswing despite a 2-5-1 record. Cincinnati defeated Tennessee Titans 31-20 last week. Joe Burrow is the source of the Bengals confidence with some saying he is the best quarterback in the AFC North.
Vance McDonald tested positive for Covid-19 and is unavailable for the game. Ben Roethlisberger, Vince Williams, Jaylen Samuels, and Jerald Hawkins quarantined this week due to close contact with McDonald and could not practice until Saturday’s walkthrough.
The other factor going into this game was the availability of Tyson Alualu and Mike Hilton to help bolster Pittsburgh’s run defense.