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Steelers Opened As 4.5-Point Consensus Home Favorites Over Bengals In Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers will bring their 0-3 record back to Heinz Field next Monday night to host the also winless Cincinnati Bengals in primetime. That Week 4 regular season game will feature Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph making his first NFL career home start. The Steelers opened this week as a 4.5-point home favorites over the Bengals, according to vegasinsider.com.

As mentioned, the Bengals are now 0-3 on the season following losses to the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills. The Bengals have scored 54 points in their first three games of the 2019 regular season and have allowed 83 total points to be scored against them

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton enters Week 4 having completed 81 of his 129 total pass attempts for 978 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions. Dalton has also been sacked 11 times through three games.

Wide receiver Tyler Boyd leads the Bengals in receptions through three weeks with 24 for 249 yards. Wide receiver John Ross is second on the team with 13 receptions for 292 yards and he leads the Bengals in receiving touchdowns with three. Running back Joe Mixon leads the Bengals in rushing entering Week 4 as he has 88 yards on 32 total carries.

The Bengals offense has converted 18 of 44 third down opportunities to date and that unit is averaging 5.5 yards per play. In the red zone, the Bengals are 3 of 8 through three games.

Defensively for Cincinnati entering Week 4, safety Jessie Bates leads the team in total tackles with 23. defensive end Sam Hubbard leads the Bengals in sacks with two while cornerbacks William Jackson III and Darius Phillips are responsible for the team’s two interceptions entering Week 4.

The Bengals defense has registered just five sacks and four takeaways though their first three games of the 2019 regular season.

Monday night art Heinz Field will mark the 100th all-time meeting between the Steelers and the Bengals and that includes two playoff games. The Steelers lead the all-time series 64-35-0 and they’ve also won the last eight games dating back to 2015. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is 20-5 all-time against the Bengals with one of those wins coming in the playoffs.

The Steelers will be attempting to avoid an 0-4 start Monday night at home against the Bengals. The last time Pittsburgh opened a regular season 0-4 was in 2013. They went on to finish that season 8-8 with a 5-3 record at home and failed to make the playoffs.

The Steelers are 14-2 all-time on Monday nights under Tomlin and the last loss came in 2013 to the Bengals.

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