By Chris Roling
The Cincinnati Bengals are in an odd position.
Despite losing six straight to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bengals enter as the favorites of both oddsmakers and experts alike this weekend.
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Granted, the approval of oddsmakers and experts doesn’t mean too much — most didn’t like the Bengals over their first four to five games of the season.
All Cincinnati has done in that span is drum up a 4-1 record while winning on primetime and with fourth-quarter comebacks in a handful of games. The offense looks great and the defense just got back Vontaze Burfict, so there is a chance that unit improves as well.
As for the Steelers, they’re sitting at 2-2-1 with notables like a tie with the Browns and loss to the Ravens, though they did start to regain form in Week 5 with a 41-17 thumping of...