Experts siding with Bengals over Steelers in Week 6
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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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The Bengal opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Steelers earlier this week. Now they’re the pick by 59 percent of the more than 100 expert picks aggregated from around the web at NFL Pick Watch.

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...



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