The Steelers head back on the road to take on the undefeated Eagles and most experts do not have Pittsburgh as favorites.
Another loss is like nails on a chalkboard for Steelers fans as they continue to have to come to the weekly realization that their team stinks. Change is inevitable in the NFL, and it looks like the black and gold will be searching for different options after the season. There are no quick fixes to these issues, but there are different alternatives that could give this club a chance at getting back on track.
The Miami Dolphins were able to beat Pittsburgh last week after a tough defensive battle on both sides. The Steelers were not able to put enough points on the board, despite moving the ball down the field on different occasions. Expect the Eagles to put up a better effort against the road team in this one because they have the better roster.
NFL Network has the Eagles winning easily on Sunday
NFL Network makes their back-to-back appearance on this series after they swept their predictions last week. They all chose against the Steelers as they thought that the Dolphins were too skilled to lose. Their panel was correct in their ten selections as each one had Miami emerging victorious.
Prediction average: Steelers 17, Eagles 23
Some of the ten predictions were blowouts, but each one of them chose the Philadelphia Eagles to win the game. Each one of them had the home club winning by a touchdown or more, which lines up with the betting odds. Things do not look good for Pittsburgh right now and they need to try and prove these experts wrong before they hit their bye week.
Fox Sports has the Steelers losing the contest without much fight
Here is another notable source that is going against the Steelers in this contest. This is the first appearance of Fox Sports on this series, but their track record speaks for itself. The black and gold are not a good team currently and everyone with eyes can see that.
Prediction: Steelers 16, Eagles 27
Many different reasons were given as to why Philadelphia will win this ball game. The main cause for concern for the Steelers was the high level secondary that the Eagles employ on the defensive side of the ball. Another major takeaway was the number of turnovers that the Eagles cause and the lack of turnovers their offense commits.
Bleacher Report’s team is highly in favor of Philadelphia
Bleacher Report has become one of the premier sports websites where people go to see the latest news and rumors. Each week they have a panel of their experts lend their opinions on who will win each game across the NFL. They take turns saying which club they believe will be victorious and come together for a final score prediction.
Prediction: Steelers 17, Eagles 31
Out of the six experts that made a prediction, only two have the Steelers winning this contest. Overall, it seems likely that the Eagles will run away with this game with Kenny Pickett still adjusting to the NFL level. The Eagles defense should force him into some tough situations and cause the Pittsburgh offense to struggle.
Steelers show signs of improvement but fall in the end
There are many different factors working against the black and gold in this contest. Pickett will struggle against one of the top secondaries in the NFL, and the defense has a giant challenge against a high-powered offense that the Eagles carry. The only hope is that Philadelphia has an off game after their bye week.
Prediction: Steelers 17, Eagles 27
There are too many things working against the Steelers for them to come out of this game victorious. They will need to have a great showing by an offense that just has not been able to provide anything to this club. The Eagles are playing at a high level and will be Super Bowl contenders coming out of a weak NFC this year.
The Steelers are not highly favored to win this game, but they seem to have better odds than last week according to these experts. Do not get your hopes up because the Eagles are a great team that will likely beat Pittsburgh on Sunday.