Cardinals vs. Steelers: Writers' picks and predictions for a trap game in Week 13

  • Steelers have to be careful of a potential trap game in Week 13
  • Week 13 has the potential for the offense to blow up
  • Expect a very close game between the Steelers and Cardinals

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The Still Curtain crew has the Steelers winning this game without much contest

"With Canada gone and an improved offense so far I think the Steelers will take that next step and execute better in the red zone." - Blaze (Steelers 24-13)

"Looking to build off the veritable offensive explosion against the Bengals, the Steelers will capitalize on a rejuvenated offense at home against the Arizona Cardinals. Although it will prove to be difficult to contain Kyler Murray, the Steelers' defense will hold its own against the Cardinals' offense. The Steelers run game will prove to be the difference in this game as both Najee and Jaylen will amass at least 100 yards on the ground." - Eric C Hassel (Steelers 24-17)

"I'm not sold on this team despite the small turnaround, and it isn't uncommon to see this team drop a game against an inferior opponent. That said, I think this team rides another week off the Matt Canada firing and does enough to win. This team is still far from fixed." - Andrew Falce (Steelers 23-13)

"Pittsburgh seizes an opportunity to build on the offensive momentum from last week facing a Cardinals defense that gave up 457 yards to the Rams, including 228 on the ground. Harris and Warren combine for 175 yards on the ground and Kenny Pickett has his second career 2+ passing TD game." - Brandon Kring (Steelers 28-10)

"The Steelers finally found some momentum on offense with Matt Canada -- going over 400 yards of offense for the first time in 59 games. However, Pittsburgh turned this to just 16 points on the board in a one-score victory against the Bengals. This week, I think Mike Tomlin's team takes care of business against an underwhelming Cardinals squad, but until we see changes on the scoreboard, I have a hard time believing that the margin of victory will be huge." - Tommy Jaggi (Steelers 20-16)