Happy Friday and I hope yinz are doing well.
Welcome back to the AFC North rematch between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, slated for 4:25 PM/EST this Sunday. The Steelers will have their color rush uniforms on while the Bengals will be in their all-whites. Cincinnati is looking to split the series while Pittsburgh is aiming for a sweep and chance to legitimately get back into the playoff conversation. Win, lose, or draw, we’re here to cover it for you.
Hope you all have a great weekend and that you enjoyed following our continued coverage. I thank you for visiting the site and we appreciate all of your great feedback. As always, we have five Friday night questions for you to answer.
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1 – As always, we ask: will the Steelers beat the Bengals?
2 – The Steelers are 3-0 when they lead after the first quarter this season and 0-6 when they don’t. Will they have the lead after the first 15 minutes of play in this game?
3 – Joe Burrow vows not to throw four INTs again. How many INTs will he throw this weekend?
4 – Will Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren combine for over 100 yards rushing?
5 – T.J. Watt had one sack in his first game against the Bengals. Will he have at least one full sack (1.0 or more) in the rematch?
Tiebreaker: How many touches will WR Steven Sims have in this game? (Edit: Yes, this includes return game)
Question 1: The Steelers beat New Orleans 20-10. Steelers Depot respondents came into the game with optimism. 86% predicted the Steelers winning.
Question 2: Jaylen Warren played plenty of offensive snaps and got his share of touches. He ran the ball nine times for 37 yards. Plus added three receptions for 40 yards. The 12 touches for 77 total yards well over 6.5 touches. 84% of respondents picked up a point by taking the over.
Question 3: T.J. Watt almost sacked quarterback Andy Dalton. He tackled him from behind, but Dalton gained one yard on the scramble. That one-yard gain cost eight folks the five-point weekly bonus. Only three people, Beaver Falls Hosiery, Deep_derp, and DLFoot correctly said Watt would not have any sacks in the game.
Question 4: Kenny Pickett targeted George Pickens four times. Pickens caught three for 32 yards. Pat Freiermuth received seven targets, catching four for 36 yards. It was close but by a 54 to 46% vote, respondents favored Freiermuth getting more targets.
Question 5: The late news that Minkah Fitzpatrick would miss the game due to appendicitis had folks making some last minute changes in their answers to this question. 82% said Kazee would play over 8.5 defensive snaps. In Minkah’s absence he played all 47 of the Steelers defensive snaps including an interception.
Here are the consensus responses of Steelers Depot respondents compared to the correct answers:
|Questions||Steelers Win?||Warren O/U 6.5 Touches||How Many TJ Watt Sacks?||Muth or Pickens More Targets?||Kazee O/U 8.5 Defensive Snaps?|
Steelers Depot respondents collectively answered four out of five questions correctly.
19 people just missed the five-point weekly bonus by one missed question. 17 missed the number of T.J. Watt sacks. One predicted the Saints winning and the other picked Pickens to receive more targets than Freiermuth.
Just one person swept the board. DLFoot, wins the $25 pot this week without going to the tiebreaker.
Great job DLFoot! Please send me a DM (subBurgher on twitter or quarternelson on Instagram or email [email protected]) with your PayPal address to receive your share of the winnings. Alternatively, you can kick your share back towards the next pot or donate it to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Entirely up to you, just let me know.
B&G remains alone in first place with Ken Sterner slipping a spot. Andi B continues to hold third. But there is a five-way tie for fourth as folks claw their way toward the money.
DLFoot rocketed up 27 places into a tie for tenth on the strength of his 11-points from answering all five questions correctly. He was last on the leaderboard back in week seven. Deep-derp and Doc Ellis D back from their trip off the board since week seven. Wa_steel also back on the board after being absent since week eight. Just one person fell off. Let’s see if the Green one returns next week.
2022 Regular Season leaderboard after week 10:
|Steven Small||42||Fourth (tie)|
|Slim Stew||42||Fourth (tie)|
|Mike Bianchi||42||Fourth (tie)|
|Pius Street Uke||40||Tenth (tie)|
|MAK Lives Free||40||Tenth (tie)||+2|
|Steelers D||40||Tenth (tie)||+2|
|Lucky Beagle||39||15th (tie)||+1|
|Jesse Logue||39||15th (tie)||-3|
|Beaver Falls Hosiery||38||18th (tie)|
|Ted Webb||36||24th (tie)||-3|
|Stone Age Tone||36||24th (tie)||-3|
|*Doc Ellis D||35||27th (tie)||+2|
*New to leaderboard
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