The Steelers hung on to beat the Buccaneers last week but that has not done them any favors in the eyes of the experts.
Pittsburgh is sitting in the middle of their toughest four game stretch for the 2022 schedule. Week 7 poses another monumental task against the Miami Dolphins. The host for this game in sunny Florida has playoff aspirations that could be derailed with a loss against the Steelers on Sunday.
Hopefully facing another club from the sunshine state will shine brightly on the black and gold with a similar result as last week. The defense played well and continued to keep the Steelers in the game against the Buccaneers. They will have a big test this week and many of the experts do not believe that Pittsburgh can win.
NFL Network is not giving the Steelers a chance at winning
NFL Network makes it back onto this series as an expert source as they have a panel select their favorites to win. Things did not go in the black and golds favor as each expert chose Miami to win the ballgame when it is all said and done. The scoring prediction differed between a potential blowout and the Steelers keeping things close.
Prediction (Average score): Dolphins 24, Steelers 19
No explanations were given out when it comes to the reasoning that these experts used to make their predictions. All ten of them chose the Dolphins to win and all of the scores were averaged into the combined final score. It seems like it should come down to one possession being the difference in this one.
CBS Sports has a duel playing out that comes down to the wire
Many different factors went into CBS Sport’s prediction when it came to their final conclusion. The different injuries and their status right now led to a lot of questions and concerns about if Kenny Pickett could go or not. They believe that Mitch Trubisky will have to start and that altered their prediction.
Prediction: Dolphins 28, Steelers 25
This expert believes that the black and gold will be able to make this a tight contest till the bitter end. The Dolphins offense will be able to create too many mismatches, which will put them over the top. The Steelers have the better defense currently, but that will not move the needle enough to pick them.
Sporting News has the Dolphins winning without many issues
This source has become the most consistent in these weekly expert prediction articles. They are always reliant and give out their thought process behind their selections, which is not common. They go with the Dolphins winning big over the Steelers with a two-possession lead.
Prediction: Dolphins 27, Steelers 17
The Pickett dilemma is being felt across this article as many do not know if he will be able to go or not. Miami’s defense has been playing terribly since their three-game losing streak began, which has brought some doubt into this prediction. The belief is that the difference in skill between Trubisky and Tua Tagovailoa will be the difference in this game.
Steelers pull off another upset with the final prediction
Most do not believe that the Steelers have a realistic shot at winning this game on Sunday night. That is a fair opinion as Pittsburgh has not lit the world on fire, but they should have a better chance at winning this contest than many give them credit for. Expect a close game that comes down to a possession or two making the difference.
Prediction: Dolphins 22, Steelers 24
Tua being back at quarterback for the Dolphins is going to be huge, but he will also be dealing with some issues of his own. Miami is not a juggernaut like they once posed as during their early success this season. Pittsburgh has a chance at winning this game if they can cause a couple of turnovers and capitalize when certain situations arise.
The Steelers head into week 7 as underdogs again, even though they just pulled off an upset last week. The Dolphins are expected to win this game without much issue as many still believe that they are the better team.