It will be an NFC North divisional showdown on ESPN Monday Night Football as two winless teams square off as the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the road to face the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers and Bengals get things started from Cincinnati at 8:40PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast coverage. Check Monday Night NFL football odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Monday Night Football odds from this game reveal the home side Cincinnati Bengals favored by -6 ½ points with an over under line set at 41 points. Those who wager on Cincinnati on the money line will lay -280 odds with the return on the road underdog Pittsburgh Steelers at +240 odds.
The Steelers look to improve off a dismal offensive showing in week one as the team is defeated by the Tennessee Titans by the score of 16-9 as a -6 point home favorite with the total falling under 42 points. It was 2-0 Pittsburgh three seconds into the game then the Steelers get into the end zone 58 ½ minutes later to cut a 14 point deficit to seven points with only 1 ½ left in the game. Pittsburgh got nothing from their run game as they produced 2 yards a carry on their 15 runs. In the passing game Big Ben threw for 191 yards with a pick and touchdown toss. With the loss of Mike Wallace there really is no big play threat from their receiving corps. Without a deep threat Roethlisberger may need even more time in the pocket and this could come at a price with more hits and sacks allowed by Pittsburgh. They wasted a good defensive performance as Tennessee only threw for 117 yards with the good Steelers defense stuffing the Titans run game. Cincinnati enters play in their home opener after a 24-21 road defeat to the Chicago Bears in week one as a +3 point underdog. The Bengals opened up a 21-10 lead in the third quarter and then get outscored 14-0 the rest of the way by Chicago to land week one in the loss column. Not much going on with the Bengals run game as rookie Giovanni Bernard had just four carries and netted 22 yards and BenJarvus Green Ellis had 25 yards rushing on his 14 carries. The Bengals defense in the red zone allowed three Bears touchdowns in their three drives inside the red zone.
With our NFL pick for Monday Night Football we will play on the Pittsburgh Steelers +6 ½ points but first check the sports odds.