4 bold predictions for the Steelers vs the Broncos in week 5

Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

The Steelers will attempt to get back into the win column this week, and here are four bold predictions for the week five game against the Broncos.

The Steelers season is spirling right now, but a winnable matchup against the Broncos presents the team with a chance to get their team going in the right direction. It won’t be easy, as the Broncos have been playing relatively well so far, but this is a game that can feasibly be won.

Here are four bold predictions for the Steelers vs. the Broncos in week five.

The Steelers stop Sutton

The Broncos have two tall and physical receivers that they rely on in the passing game. Courtland Sutton, the superior of the two, is a tall threat that usually comes down with the tough catch. While a talented player, the way he wins actually is favorable for the Steelers. While the secondary has been burnt the past couple of weeks, it has almost always been by a conventional deep threat. Sutton isn’t that.

No matter if it’s Cameron Sutton, Joe Haden, or even James Pierre, these corners thrive on stopping physical receivers. If Sutton had deep speed, this would be an entirely different conversation. In fact, most of the Broncos’ receiving core is on the more physical side, meaning this secondary may be able to have a solid week.

That said, I think this defense does a good job of containing Sutton to a mediocre day. While he will receive his fair share of targets, I don’t think he gets close to 100 yards and is mostly erased from the game. That would be a huge win for a Steelers secondary that has been dissected in recent weeks.