Kenny Pickett and this offense still looks out of sorts despite the club finding a way to win in week two. It was a massive victory that saw them pull into second place in the AFC North division. The offense directed by Matt Canada has always been horrendous, but the players on the field have not made anything easier for this club.
The last time Pittsburgh and the Raiders faced off it was Christmas Eve last year. Las Vegas flew home after a tough loss that saw both offenses struggle to move the ball on that bitter and cold December night. There have been a lot of changes for both clubs since their last matchup, but the Steelers will push for the same outcome in the Sin City.
NFL Spin Zone has the Steelers gutting out another close victory
NFL Spin Zone Prediction: Steelers 20, Raiders 19
For NFL Spin Zone, the main concern here for the Raiders is which version of Jimmy Garoppolo will show up this week. Will it be the smart veteran quarterback, or will it be the guy who makes constant mistakes that ultimately cost his team?
This is the question that many Las Vegas fans will wonder heading into this game. Both quarterbacks will struggle throughout this game as this season has shown thus far.
One note that could directly affect the outcome here is the Raiders offensive line has not given up a sack yet. Garoppolo has gotten the ball out quick and that could halt the Steelers pass rushers, which are crucial to their success. Ultimately, they believe that Pittsburgh's defense will do just enough to drag this helpless offense to victory.