Steelers vs. Bengals – Week 1 Analysis

AFC North division rivals Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals faced off in Week 1. The Bengals had every chance to come away with a victory despite having five turnovers in this game. Joe Burrow didn’t have a pretty game. He threw four interceptions, but he kept battling and redeemed himself to help the team to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter.

Bengals kicker Nate McPherson, unreal last season for the Bengals with clutch moments, had his field goal blocked at the end of the 4th quarter. He also missed two field goals in overtime. It was surreal to witness this on TV. Nate might want to have amnesia for this game. 

Steelers capitalized and went on to kick the game-winning field goal in overtime and win the game, 23-20. Steelers got swept in the regular season last year by the Bengals. Therefore, this victory felt good for him. 

Unfortunately, their defensive leader TJ Watt had to leave the game with an injury. The Steelers are hoping to have him back sometime this season. 

Joe Burrow finished the game by completing 33 of his 53 passes, threw for 338 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Wide Receiver Ja’marr Chase caught 10-of-16 targets for 129 yards with one touchdown. 

Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky finished with 194 yards with one touchdown. He completed 21 of his 38 passes. 

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