Steelers vs. Jets: Who the experts are taking in Week 4 AFC battle

Jamison Crowder #82 of the New York Jets in against Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jamison Crowder #82 of the New York Jets in against Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The Steelers head into week four to take on the New York Jets and most experts have Pittsburgh as the favorites to win.

The Steelers have not faced the New York Jets for some time now. The last time these two clubs faced each other, Le’Veon Bell and Sam Darnold led an offense for New York that seemed to carry some hopefulness with it. A lot has happened since then, and a young team in green will challenge the black and gold for the majority of this contest.

Zach Wilson is back for New York after sustaining a knee injury in the preseason. He should be rusty and that could be a difference maker in this game. Pittsburgh will need to find ways of applying pressure to Wilson and that should create opportunities for turnovers and changing field advantage in their favor.

Sporting News has the Steelers winning this game over the odds

During the time of the pick by this expert, a lot of unknowns still needed to be cleared up. The unknown return of Wilson at quarterback was still not announced. He will play, but that should not be a shakeup that could really dictate the outcome of this game.

Prediction: Steelers 28, Jets 22

Right now, the Steelers are three and a half point favorites to defeat the incoming Jets at Acrisure Stadium. It is going to be a close game that Pittsburgh should be able to close out. Even if this game ends with the black and gold winning expect the Kenny Pickett chants to continue further.

Pro Football Talk has Pittsburgh winning in both prediction

Pro Football Talk has a lot of reliable sources that make good predictions each week. Both Mike Florio and MDS are the two experts on this site. They always let their opinions from around the NFL known to the public, with other sourcing to report some breaking news as well.

Prediction: Steelers 27, Jets 20 & Steelers 24, Jets 14

Both have Pittsburgh winning the game by a touchdown or more. MDS chose the first score listed above because the Jets defense is terrible and even Mitch Trubisky should be able to take advantage of it. Florio has the Steelers winning by two scores in this game because this contest might have the season on the line for the black and gold.

All ten of the Athletic experts have the Steelers winning

The Athletic has become one of the most reputable websites for sports news since it began. Many big insiders have been working their beat covering specific teams for a long time and know the ins and outs of those clubs. They have ten experts give their winning team in each game as each week passes by.

Prediction: Steelers over Jets

No final score predictions are made, but all ten selectors believe that the home team will come out victorious from this. There was no real reason given out for their selections, but Pickett continues to get his name mentioned all the time. Both national and local media continue to forge this narrative for the rookie to go in, despite Mike Tomlin failing to hear the rescue calls.

Final prediction has the home team winning a close one

Another trap game will be this weekend for the black and gold. The Steelers seem like they will not be a great team this year, but this is still a matchup that could lead to them being upset. New York is not special, but they are a young and hungry group that will fight and claw for a win each week.

Prediction: Steelers 20, Jets 17

Another close game is on the docket for Pittsburgh as their offensive woes should continue. The Jets have a poor secondary, but that will not matter since the Steelers refuse to throw the ball downfield. This should be a game where Trubisky gains confidence to take shots, but they will barely make it out of the stadium with a victory.

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The Steelers are in a must-win game against the Jets. This matchup will probably be too close for comfort even though Pittsburgh should handle this kind of competition with ease.