I know this one is up late this week, but there's a reason.
I wanted to see what the atmosphere at Heinz Field would be like on Christmas Eve before making a pick.
After seeing that, I like … nobody!
On Steelers.com, head coach Mike Tomlin made a strong comment that this game isn't all that meaningful for the Steelers, saying that while the standard is the standard, he also wants to make the most of opportunity.
The opportunity he is speaking of is not winning the AFC North or securing a first-round bye, but instead is allowing Ben Roethlisberger, LaMarr Woodley and Maurkice Pouncey to sit out against what he feels is an inferior opponent.
So much for the old line about how the other guys are getting paid as well!
It will be interesting to see how the Steelers respond to that when the head coach dismisses an opponent in that manner.
The line on the game is 12 1/2 points and I don't like the Steelers to cover it.
Take Pittsburgh, 17-9