Upset Alert: A Nine-Year Old Predicts a Cincinnati Win over Pittsburgh

Edward DegtyaryovCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2008

Upset? I don’t think so. It doesn’t matter that the Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a game yet this year, but they can still make it to the playoffs. The Bengals are madder than mad. In fact, they’re probably the angriest team out there, which is why they will win this game. 

The Bengals can’t have a good start and have a 14-0 lead and expect to win without converting on third and short, by turning over the ball or by letting the Steelers get first downs on third and long. Those are the things the Bengals have had trouble with so far this season.

The Bengals' key to winning is by pressuring Ben Roethlisberger into he making bad passes. The banged-up Steelers should get off the to a good start. It will take some time, but Bengals will correct their mistakes and not make the same mistake more than once.

In every game so far, Roethlisberger has completed more than half of his passes, so that should be the main thing the Bengals worry about. Another reason the Bengals will win is because the Steelers have a though schedule ahead—like playing the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants—so they do not want to give away their best plays.

The Bengals winning this game has nothing to do with that the game is played their home. If the Bengals want one thing, they want Roethlisberger injured early in the game. The Steelers key to wining is running the ball. So far this season, the Bengals have had no success stopping the run. It also helps the Steelers because it is very rare for them to fumble.

This will be an exciting game, with the Bengals winning 17-14. The Bengals continual pressure on Big Ben will force the Steelers to work on a ground game. The Bengals will need to stop the run and everything will fall in place.

An upset? Not to me. 

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