Week 3 is coming up on us fast, and we will kick off the action between the Carolina Panthers and the Houston Texans on Thursday.
Come Sunday, we have a marquee division matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Bengals have shown signs of life, and probably the most welcoming aspect of them this season is that Joe Burrow has returned and seems like he is healthy.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh has been a pain to watch, barely beating Buffalo in Week 1 and getting handled by the Raiders in Week 2.
When these two teams square off on Sunday, it will be interesting to see what kind of game comes from it.
Usually, these AFC North games are bloodbaths, but there could be a little bit of extra offense in this one.
Either way, we have all of your coverage here to break down the matchup and help you determine your best bets.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Preview: Burrow and his receivers
After finally moving on from A. J. Green, it was time for the new regime to take over in the receiving corp.
It has been a welcoming sight, and Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase are blossoming before our eyes as some of the top receivers in the game.
Burrow has been feeding them in both weeks, and they have been able to shoulder a healthy workload.
Now, if Joe Mixon can get consistent at running back, all of a sudden, this team looks like it has one of the better offenses in the NFL.
The defense will still struggle, as has been typical for the last couple of seasons for the Bengals, but they will get better as we move along.
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview: Where do we go from here?
Man, has it been tough to watch Ben Roethlisberger throw the ball this season or what?
The Steelers’ skill players are some of the best in the NFL. They boast a receiving group with three legitimate threats who can consistently make plays.
Not to mention, they drafted a first-round running back in Najee Harris, who has looked solid in his first two weeks of the regular season.
Their offensive line is what is killing them, and Ben is really past the point of no return.
How they play this with Ben at quarterback the rest of the way is a big concern.
Bengals vs. Steelers Betting Odds & Lines
Coming into this Sunday Week 3 matchup, the people over at MyBookie have the Pittsburgh Steelers favored at home over the Cincinnati Bengals by 4.5 points.
I think that line is a little too generous in Pittsburgh’s favor, especially with some of the injuries they suffered on the defensive end.
Free Betting Pick
Both teams are 1-1 so far on the season, but I think the Bengals are the only team you can point to that does something well.
I like them as a road underdog this week to come out of Pittsburgh with a victory.