The Steelers failures to this point in the season have taken out most of the confidence in choosing them by the experts.
Pittsburgh stays home this week to host the talented Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The black and gold are coming off one of their worst beatdowns in decades and there seems to be no light at the end of this dark tunnel. The Steelers have a shattering schedule in front of them so do not expect the letdowns to end anytime soon.
Tampa Bay heads to Pittsburgh with Tom Brady, which will be his first-time playing Pittsburgh with a new uniform on. He still has all the tools in his toolbox to pummel this defense that has an injury list that continues to grow. Fans should not have too many high expectations entering this game, just like last week.
Sporting News has the away team winning this game with ease
The only hope that Pittsburgh has in this game will be getting healthy enough to slow down the Buccaneers. Both clubs have been dealing with the injury bug at different positions throughout the young season. Sporting News has made a prediction that will not shock anyone as the away team is highly favored to win.
Prediction: Buccaneers 27, Steelers 17
There are many different reasons given out for the prediction that was made by this source. Brady will be able to have a field day with all his weapons on offense against this worse-than-average defense. Kenny Pickett will seemingly have a tough outing again as he plays another great defensive unit that the Bucs employ.
CBS Sports has the Steelers keeping it a close game against the Bucs
Here is one of the bigger names in this prediction article as CBS Sports makes an appearance this week. They only give descriptions for certain games and lay out the different final score predictions to round out their article. The Steelers upcoming game was only given a final score prediction without any context behind it.
Prediction: Buccaneers 23, Steelers 16
This was an interesting prediction as they have the home team holding onto the spread and keeping the game within a seven-point difference. Right now, the betting odds have the Bucs as eight-point favorites over the black and gold. This prediction seems bold as it also lays into the idea that Pittsburgh could win if some bounces go their way.
Pro Football Network has Tampa Bay winning this contest
Pro Football Network does not provide an exact final score prediction, but they do lay out what they think will happen. The belief is that Pickett will get better as each week passes and that should happen despite another tough challenge ahead. Tampa Bay is not playing up to their hype level and that could bite them.
Prediction: Buccaneers over the Steelers in a close one
The narrow victory over the Atlanta Falcons last week had this expert in shambles with what he expects to happen in this contest. Pickett and the Steelers should be able to keep this game within closing distance if the Buccaneers cannot get things going. The away team in this game has not lived up to its potential yet.
Final prediction has the Steelers losing to Tom Brady….again
Brady has had the Steelers number for most of his playing career. It seems like his best play comes out when he sees Pittsburgh on the schedule for one reason or another. He might not be wearing the Patriots colors anymore, but he is still the best quarterback to ever play the game and he will keep firing until he cannot go anymore.
Prediction: Buccaneers 31, Steelers 19
There are too many question marks due to injury for Pittsburgh to have a realistic shot at winning this game. Brady’s history of torching the Steelers secondary, no matter their injury issues, has been consistent throughout his career. Pickett should still be able to move the ball down the field but the issues of not finishing drives will appear again.
The Steelers are not a good football team right now and that is being reflected in these game predictions. Tampa Bay is the better team with a Hall of Fame quarterback at the helm that should take the black and gold to church.