After a batch of thrilling NFL games yesterday, one game remains in Week 2 pitting AFC North rivals the Bengals and Steelers against each other. In baseball, the Athletics are looking to further distance themselves from the rest of the American League West.
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Marshawn Lynch scored three touchdowns and the Seattle Seahawks’ defense smothered the San Francisco 49ers, blowing them out 29-3.
Baseball: A’s Sweep Rangers, Extend Lead in AL West
The Oakland Athletics completed their three-game series sweep against the Texas Rangers, furthering their lead in the American League West.
Baseball: Red Sox Sweep Yankees
In Mariano Rivera’s last appearance at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox swept their three-game series against the New York Yankees, while eliminating New York from the AL East race.
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Monday Night Football – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (8:40 PM ET)
The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to rebound from one of their poorer performances in recent memory when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals tonight in a matchup of two teams expected to vie for the AFC North crown.
The Steelers are coming off a disastrous Week 1 loss to Tennessee in which they managed only 195 total yards and lost three players to season-ending injuries. The Bengals blew an 11-point, second-half lead in a 24-21 season-opening loss to Chicago.
Cincinnati’s defense includes former Steelers linebacker James Harrison, the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year who signed with the Bengals in the offseason. The Steelers have history on their side, having recorded a 10-1 SU record in their last 11 games in Cincinnati.
Not unlike their SU record, the Steelers boast a record of 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 meetings in Cincinnati. Meanwhile, the Bengals are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Moreover, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last six meetings.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics (10:05 PM ET)
Pitching Match-up: Angels LH C.J. Wilson (16-6, 3.44 ERA) vs. Athletics RH Sonny Gray (3-3, 2.63)
After sweeping the Rangers, the Oakland Athletics are making significant strides towards repeating last season’s American League West championship. The Athletics look to continue their good fortune on Monday, when they open a three-game set against the visiting Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 games while the Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
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