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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Steelers and Broncos have dueling rookies

One of the most exciting aspects of both the Steelers’ and Bronco’s offense has been the addition of their rookie running backs. Najee Harris has been one of the most consistent players for the Steelers’ offense, and last week really started to get it going on the ground against the Packers. The Broncos took Javonte Williams atop of the second round of the draft, and while he has been in a snap rotation with Melvin Gordon, he has been a force to try and take down.

With questions surrounding the health and ability of both teams’ quarterbacks, I think both of these rookie backs take center stage this week, especially when you consider the fact that Gordon has been limited this week so far. Neither the Broncos nor Steelers have been overly successful at stopping the run, so both of these rookies should have plenty of opportunities to shine.

At the end of the day, whichever back is the more effective day may end up causing their team to win their game. Both backs will be vital to the success of their respective offense this week. Neither have had truly huge games stat-wise yet, but that could change in week five. Expect these rookies to be dueling in terms of who is ultimately better throughout this game.

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The Steelers are desperate for a win this week, and the Broncos present a winnable matchup for the team. That said, with how bad the offense has been, no game can be a slam dunk win right now. Keep these four predictions in mind as the Steelers take on the Broncos in week five.