NFL Week 2: Pittsburgh Steelers look to improve as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals

Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes under pressure against the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Tennessee Titans won 16-9. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans put their guards down on Sunday, resulting in them receiving a loss and hanging their heads in shame.

If the Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers want to show that they are still a dangerous team and can contend in the AFC, they will need to do so by beating the Cincinnati Bengals.

While Pittsburgh struggled against the Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati looked like they were going to walk into Chicago and start the year off with a bang.

Chicago’s veteran filled defense kept them in the game as Andy Dalton threw two interceptions to Charles Tillman. Chicago later picked up a swing in momentum after Tim Jennings forced fumble which gave them possession late in the game.

Andy Dalton made it clear that A.J. Green was his go too receiver and Green showed that he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with for defensive backs.

Dalton picked up 282 passing yards and two touchdowns with 162 of those yards and both touchdowns going to Green. Cincinnati’s running game picked up decent yardage against a defense that has proven to be one of the best rushing defenses in the league for the last decade.

Pittsburgh’s running game on the other hand only recorded 32 total yards between three players on a combined 15 carries.

Roethlisberger is near the bottom of the league stat sheet with 191 yards passing with one touchdown and one interception.

This talented and deep Cincinnati Bengals will be a huge test early on.

Topics: AJ Green, Andy Dalton, Ben Roethlisberger, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers

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