Steelers vs Titans: Who the experts are taking in week 7

Jaylen Samuels #38 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Jaylen Samuels #38 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Tennessee Titans this week after their matchup was postponed due to the Corona outbreak. Now both of these 5-0 teams will head into Sunday’s game with hopes of keeping their undefeated records alive.

The Steelers were able to defeat the Cleveland Browns last week in a dominant performance that allowed the team to show their might across the league. The Titans would respond last week by obliterating a very good Buffalo Bills team. Both teams in this week’s matchup have shown the ability to defeat good teams and push forward in their seasons.

Now the two giants in the NFL will face off in what could very well be a playoff or even an AFC Championship game preview. These two teams are very complete teams that have not shown many weaknesses so far this season.

The black and yellow enter this game with unknown expectations going into this battle. This is their first major test of the season as they play a very good Titans team. It will take another performance as they had against the Browns to secure another victory. It is such an intriguing matchup as one of the best rushing offenses versus the top rushing defense. Who will come out on top? Well, many experts are highly divided on this one as it seems 50/50 when it comes to their picks.

CBS Sports, Sporting News, and SB Nation have their picks split down the middle with six going with the Steelers as well as six going with the Titans. If these picks mean anything, this will be a very close and tough game for both teams. The game will come down to a few big plays and any turnovers in this game might be the difference. The major factor in this one will be if the Titans can run the ball or if Pittsburgh can stop their running attack.

The Titans running game and the Steelers defense will be the main thing people watch as the game goes on. If the Steelers want to beat the Titans, they will need to stop the run and cause Ryan Tannehill to make turnovers. If those two things occur then this could be another dominant game by the Steelers. Even though it’s a possibility, this will not be a blowout game for either team. This will be the closest the NFL gets to a playoff game this early on into the season and it will be a tough and gritty win.

Prediction: Steelers 24, Titans 21

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Pittsburgh will have a very tough test this week and will have to play perfect football if they want a win. This game will be a nice litmus test going forward to judge where this team is at.