Sporting news is also picking in the favor of the visiting club
Sporting News Prediction: Steelers 24, Raiders 21
Garoppolo has thrown three interceptions through the first two games this season despite little pressure coming his way. The Steelers should be able to apply enough pressure that cause some turnovers to go in their favor. That should open up Pittsburgh's offense just enough to take advantage of the situation. It will be a tight game, but the pass rush should make the difference.
The Arizona Republic has the Steelers escaping Sin City with a win
Arizona Republic Prediction: Steelers 23, Raiders 20
Expectations for Las Vegas this year are not great, and many think their ceiling might be near the even record mark. Garoppolo has been a disappointment overall and it seems like the days of Derek Carr were not so bad after all. It is going to be another close game just like last week was for the Steelers. Expect both defenses to make plays, but the black and gold make a couple more.
CBS Sports has Pittsburgh winning another low scoring contested game
CBS Sports Prediction: Steelers 19, Raiders 16
No real explanation for this prediction, but one would have to assume that the low scoring is because neither offense seems scary. Both Garoppolo and Pickett have shown concerns during the first two weeks.
Both defenses have also shown some good things and both clubs have star edge rushers. The Steelers find a way to do just enough to pull ahead and win the game by three points. This would be another spark to the fire Matt Canada movement even if the Steelers win.