Writers’ Picks: Steelers Week 7 matchup vs. Tennessee Titans

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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The Still Curtain team predicts the upcoming matchup of the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0) vs. Tennessee Titans (5-0).

After an unprompted Week 4 bye, the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive in Nashville, Tennessee to take on the Titans. Although the general hype isn’t as grand as the team-records would indicate, the face-off will be one to watch.

It’s as close as a matchup anyone could wish for, with odds favoring Tennessee by 1.5 points, courtesy of The Action Network. Will the Steelers front seven continue to impose a near-unbreakable strength in stopping opposing running backs? Can the offense record a third-straight 30-point performance?

Questions that will only be answered come game time, our team here at the Still Curtain return to preview and predict week seven for the Black and Gold.

Recap

An apology for our readers everywhere, as we have taken another loss as a group. The divide between answers was bound for it and sadly will continue into the next week.

Still, the combined record is a great start along with the Steelers to begin the season & looks to improve some more.

Still Curtain’s 2020 Record

Eric Hassel (5-0)

Ed Hunt (5-0)

Andrew Falce (4-1)

Tommy Jaggi (4-1)

Brandon Kring (5-0)

Jordan Newman (5-0)

Ryan Pawloski (5-0)

Casey Sadekoski (5-0)

Steelers Week 7 predictions vs. Titans

”The battle of the undefeated goes down to the wire. The Steelers offense has struggled to get traction all game long. Pittsburgh’s defense has struggled to stop the Titans running game. Despite all of the adversity, Ben Roethlisberger’s offense finally gets it going and scores a late TD but with time left on the clock, and the Steelers ‘D’ makes a stand. Turnover on downs.” – Eric Hassel (PIT 17-14)

“The Black and Gold face their toughest test Sunday and will fall short 24-21. The whole Titans active roster is healthy” – Ed Hunt (TEN 24-21)

”Henry struggles to get going but Tannehill keeps it competitive. Steelers keep up easily and win” – Andrew Falce (PIT 34-21)

“I made the mistake of picking the Cleveland Browns to win last week. While the Titans are a better version of the Browns, I still think that Pittsburgh holds a slight advantage on the road in this game. The Steelers have been remarkable at stopping the run, and Tennessee has a vulnerable defense. I have Pittsburgh extending their win streak in a close contest.” – Tommy Jaggi (PIT 27-24)

“The Steelers have been on a roll but it can’t last forever and something has to give with both being undefeated. Pittsburgh’s run defense has an off day to Derrick Henry and the Titans remain undefeated.” – Brandon Kring (TEN 23-20)

”The Titans should be revered for what they can do offense, but a porous defense that Pittsburgh can take advantage of that wrings out the best of Tennessee. They avoid a close game and make a statement in Nashville.” – Jordan Newman (PIT 34-24)

“This will be the toughest test for the Steelers yet as only one team can leave undefeated. It will come down to which team can stop the other from running the football and it seems like the Steelers have the best chance of doing that. Another major factor will be turnovers in this game; keep a close eye on this potential playoff matchup.” – Ryan Pawloski (PIT 24-21)

”Steelers have the best run defense in the league, while the Titans are only as good as Derrick Henry can be. Pittsburgh wins this one surprisingly easy.” – Casey Sadekoski (PIT 31-20)

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While only two of our writers are picking Tennessee to win, this is actually the most division we have had in a week so far. Let’s hope the majority once again proves to be correct and the Steelers pull off their sixth straight win.