Steelers vs. Broncos: Who the experts are taking in Week 5

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Prediction: Steelers 21, Broncos 17

This is a game where the Steelers need to win. They have an opportunity to win this game and another chance next week to hopefully go into their bye week at a 3-3 record. That is still a couple of weeks away so they just need to focus on the matchup in front of them. Teddy Bridgewater could still play but if he doesn’t then this should be a win for the home club.

If Bridgewater does play then this could be a bigger struggle for the Steelers on Sunday. Drew Lock is a better option to play against than Bridgewater. Lock causes turnovers and isn’t a great starting option for the Broncos and that is why he is their backup.

The black and gold defense needs to get back on track this week. They have not played very well over the last couple of games and this could be a great chance to get back on the rails. Playing a backup that is known for turning over the ball will give them some confidence back.

They are not playing an elite offense so they should allow them to cause turnovers and short fields where the home offense gets some points easily. It will be a very close game and it will come down to who turns the ball over more. Roethlisberger has not been good this season but many would still take him over Lock.

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The Steelers look to escape week five with a win at home. This is a good Broncos team that is playing well during the early goings of this season.