The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only undefeated team left in the league. Their future Hall-of-Famer head coach Mike Tomlin just secured his 14th consecutive non-losing season. He has never had a losing season. Heck, even Bill Belichick has a few of those. Guess that's what happens when you coach the Browns. Even in his first season with the Patriots in 2000 the club went 5-11.
That's just how impressive the job Tomlin has done in Pittsburgh. His feat, tied him with should be hall-of-famer Marty Schottenheimer. The later accomplished this feat with the Browns and Kansas City Chiefs. Tomlin is on a record breaking tear this month. In early November after defeating the Baltimore Ravens, he passed Tony Dungy for the most wins by an Black head coach. The defensive specialist is only 48 years old so these aren't the last records he is bound to break.
As for his team, they may still be undefeated but looked incredibly vulnerable against the Dallas Cowboys last week who started their fourth quarterback of the season due to injuries. At one point the Cowboys were up 19-9 after the third quarter and had a 19-18 lead near the two-minute warning. Of course the Cowboys were the Cowboys and blew the lead but even had a shot at the end zone on the last play to win it. The Steelers made a defensive stand to escape Arlington with a win. They're going to have to play considerably better to keep their undefeated streak alive even against the Bengals.
It will get that much harder for the Steelers if they are without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He is on the COVID-19 reserve list and is not able to practice this week. Big Ben hasn't tested positive but came in close contact with TE Vance McDonald who has tested positive. The Steelers are preparing for the game as if Roethlisberger was the starter but we won't know officially until Sunday. Pittsburgh struggled mightily without him last year with a very average offense. It will be interesting to see how this affects the Steelers season even beyond their undefeated record.
What TV Channel is Bengals-Steelers on?
Bengals-Steelers will be shown on FOX at 4:25 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.