Steelers vs. Lions: Writers’ predictions for Week 10 matchup
The Steelers are again overwhelming favorites in their Week 10 matchup.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off against the Detroit Lions in Week 10 of the NFL season. While Pittsburgh is riding a 4 game win streak the Lions have yet to find a win this season. The Steelers have the edge in almost every positional matchup. Lions quarterback Jared Goff may be younger than Ben Roethlisberger and have a super bowl appearance but he isn’t good enough to carry a team with this many holes on its roster on his back.
With that being said there isn’t much surprise that Still Curtain’s bets seem to be placed on Pittsburgh this week. Every writer was correct in Week 9 that Pittsburgh was going to pull out the win against Chicago. It would seem as the team is once again in overwhelming favor of Pittsburgh this week. Yet, even though everyone seems to be picking Pittsburgh as the winner there seems to be much more of a divide on by how much.
(NOTE: Predictions were made prior to Ben Roethlisberger’s confirmed absence Saturday evening after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list).
Still Curtain’s 2021 records
Kody Duncan: 6-1
Andrew Falce: 3-5
Eric Hassel: 4-4
Tommy Jaggi: 5-3
Brandon Kring: 5-3
Scott Long: 6-2
Luke Metrinko: 3-3
Ryan Pawlowski: 5-3
Casey Sadekoski: 6-2
Loyal Ricks Jr: 3-2
Week 10 Predictions vs. Lions
Kody Duncan: Steelers will win this game in convincing fashion. I know most people think this game will be close but the offense will come alive and the defense will create multiple turnovers. (Pit 35-14)
Andrew Falce:This should be a win by all accounts, but the Steelers have only won ugly this season. The same goes this week against the lions. (Pit 21-20)
Eric Hassel: The Steelers look to build on the recent win streak. Although the Lions come into Heinz Field winless on the season, it proves to be a tough game, one that the Steelers pull out in the end thanks to a last-minute INT. (Pit 27-20)
Tommy Jaggi: The Steelers are in search of their fifth straight win facing an 0-8 Detroit Lions team at Heinz Field this week. Baltimore’s recent loss against Miami shows us why we can’ take bad teams lightly, but the lead for the AFC North is at stake here. I think Mike Tomlin’s team takes care of business in Week 10. (Pit 26-13)
Brandon Kring: The Lions have not won a game and the Steelers need to keep it that way. The offense needs to use this as a get-right game and get into a consistent rhythm. The defense could do the same and not let an inferior team stay in the game with chunk plays and lazy drives. (Pit 33-10)
Scott Long: Despite a big day out of TJ Hockenson, the Steelers defense generates enough pressure to force a couple of turnovers and come out victorious. (Pit 26-20)
Ryan Pawloski: The Steelers have struggled against lesser opponents throughout their history. They should still be able to win but don’t be surprised if this game is a lot closer than it should be. (Pit 25-20)
Casey Sadekoski: The Steelers need a game to build legitimate confidence in their young offensive line. Pittsburgh has been finding ways to win in recent weeks and that is commendable. Yet, the Steelers find a way to take advantage of an inferior team to finally cement their offensive identity for the rest of the year. (Pit 37-13)
Loyal Ricks Jr: Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will take full advantage of the Lions this week. (Pit 24-10)