What You Need to Know: 2019 Week 4 Steelers vs. Bengals

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Series Notes

  • Leader: Steelers lead all-time series, 62-35
  • Streaks: Steelers have won past 7
  • Last Game: 12/30/18: Bengals 13 at Steelers 16
  • Last Game At Site: 12/30/18

Gameday Information

  • Date: Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Location: Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • TV: ESPN
    Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter)
  • SIRIUS: 81 (Cin), 83 (Pit)
    XM: 225 (Cin), 226 (Pit)
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich

Game Capsule

Steelers Bengals
Last Week L 24-20 at San Francisco L 21-17 at Buffalo
Coach vs. Opp. Mike Tomlin: 19-5 Zac Taylor: 0-0
Pts. For/Against 16.3/28.3 18.0/27.7
Offense 269.3 350.3
Passing Mason Rudolph: 26-46-286-4-2-86.0 Andy Dalton: 81-129-978-5-3-89.2
Rushing James Conner: 34-97-2.9-1 Joe Mixon: 32-88-2.8-0
Receiving JuJu Smith-Schuster: 14-243-17.4-1 John Ross: 13-292-22.5-3
Defense 442 406.3
Sacks Stephon Tuitt: 3.5 Sam Hubbard: 2
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick, T.J. Watt: 1 William Jackson, Darius Phillips: 1
Take/Give +3 (7/4) -4 (4/8)
Punting (Net) Jordan Berry: 47.9 (40.5) Kevin Huber: 43.1 (41.2)
Kicking Chris Boswell: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/5 FG) Randy Bullock: 18 (6/6 PAT; 4/6 FG)

Steelers Notes

QB MASON RUDOLPH passed for 174 yards, 2 TDs vs. INT & 81.4 rating last week in 1st career start.

RB JAMES CONNER had 223 scrimmage yards (111.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 2 games vs. Cin. last season. Has rush TD in 5 of his past 6 at home. Has 598 scrimmage yards (149.5 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 vs. division.

WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had rec. TD & team-high 81 rec. yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 75+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in last meeting. Has TD catch in 3 of 5 career games at home vs. division. Rookie WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had 3 catches for 52 yards & 1st career TD in Week 3. WR JAMES WASHINGTON had 64 rec. yards in last meeting. TE VANCE MCDONALD has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home.

LB DEVIN BUSH (rookie) led team with 11 tackles & 2 FRs in Week 3. Leads all rookies with 29 tackles & leads all players with 3 FRs this season. LB T.J. WATT had INT & FR last week. Has sack in 4 of his past 6. Had sack & 2 FFs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row at home vs. Cin. with sack. Since entering league in 2017, is 1 of 3 (FRANK CLARK & CHRIS JONES) with 20+ sacks (21) & 2+ INTs (2). LB BUD DUPREE has sack in 2 of 3 career home games vs. Cin. DE STEPHON TUITT had 7 tackles & sack last week. Has 3 sacks in his past 2 at home. CB STEVEN NELSON aims for 4th in row vs. AFC North with PD. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had INT & FF last week in Pit. debut. S TERRELL EDMUNDS had 10 tackles in Week 3.

Bengals Notes

QB ANDY DALTON passed for 249 yards & TD vs. 2 INTs & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. Pit. with 2+ pass TDs. Ranks 2nd in league with 978 pass yards in 2019.

RB JOE MIXON had season-high 95 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 34 rec.) & 2nd career TD catch in Week 3. Had 105 rush yards in last meeting. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 vs. division.

WR TYLER BOYD aims for his 4th in row with 6+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. Had 7 catches & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Pit. (10/14/18). Has TD catch in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC North. WR JOHN ROSS has 110+ rec. yards & TD in 2 of past 3. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. Ranks 3rd in the league in rec. yards (292). WR AUDEN TATE had career highs in catches (6) & rec. yards (88) last week. TE TYLER EIFERT has TD catch in 2 of his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. AFC North with TD catch.

DT GENO ATKINS had sack last week. Since entering league in 2010, Atkins (72) & DE CARLOS DUNLAP (73.5) are only pair of teammates each with 70+ sacks. CB DRE KIRKPATRICK had 6 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 7th in row vs. Pit. with PD. CB WILLIAM JACKSON aims for 3rd in row with PD. Has PD in 3 of 4 career games vs. Pit. CB DARIUS PHILLIPS had 1st career INT last week. S SHAWN WILLIAMS led team with 9 tackles in Week 3. Had INT in last meeting. S JESSIE BATES had 2 PD in last meeting.


Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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