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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Who I like, Titans version

The Steelers travel to Nashville needing a win over the Titans Monday night to keep pace in the AFC North.

And really, it seems like it should be something they will do with some relative ease - unless road issues plague them again.

The Steelers are averaging 17 points per game on the road this season compared to 35 at home. And that includes the 37 points they scored at Carolina.

They've just had issues on the road.

But that Carolina defense was mighty similar to what the Titans will bring at the Steelers. Neither can stop the run.

If you remember, in that game against Carolina, the Steelers had both Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount run for more than 100 yards.

While that might not happen again, the Titans are 29th in the league stopping the run. That will take some pressure off of Ben Roethlisberger to do everything.

Likewise, the Titans will be have Zach Mettenberger making just his third NFL start. The Steelers are 18-2 since 2004 against rookie quarterbacks and unbeaten with Roethlisberger at quarterback.

Again, they don't lose to rookie quarterbacks when Roethlisberger plays.

The Steelers are 6-point favorites in this game and I like them to win, 31-16.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They faced a rookie QB in Jacksonville and hung on for dear life due to their erratic offense. For once the Steelers need to jump on top of a bad team and knock them out early. Don't play around. If it's10-7 in the 3rd quarter the Titans are thinking they can win.
Is there are more anonymous team in the NFL than the Titans? I can't think of one Titan. Since Steve McNair,Eddie George,and Steeler nemesis Frank Wycheck are gone I will take the Steelers 23-13.

LexingtonLegend said...

Nate Washington

Anonymous Brian said...

Steelers - 26 Titans - 17

marc said...

well, if the "road" steelers show up, this game is a toss-up.

one thing they have been able to do this year is avoid back-to-back losses. please get miller involved early and blitz like crazy on defense. steelers by 10.

Theosa said...

All Steelers have to do is to plug their turnover orifice on offense and they shall win, else Titans upset the Steelers in a close game.