Steelers vs. Rams: Who the experts are taking in this Week 7 cross-country fight

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The LA Times are going with the hometown team in this matchup

LA Times Prediction: Rams 23, Steelers 18

It's much of the same here between CBS Sports and LA Times in terms of their opinion. It will all come down to how the Steelers secondary can limit both Kupp and Nacua in this game. Most of this will fall on Pittsburgh's offense as they need to find different ways to add more points than they are used to.

The Rams are going to add points to the board, it will be up to the Steelers offense to find ways to step up and match that. The LA Times thinks it will be a close game, but there are too many variables working against Pittsburgh in this one.

Sporting News is the only one expecting Pittsburgh to come out on top

Sporting News Prediction: Steelers 28, Rams 20

Finally, we reach someone who believes in the Steelers and has them predicted as the winner here. Not only that but they imagine the black and gold adding 28 points on the board, which would be a season high for the team. A lot of this will hinge on Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren according to Sporting News. The Steelers will need their running game effective for most of the night to keep the Rams offense off the field and tire out their tough defense.

USA Today has the Rams winning the contest by a touchdown

USA Today Prediction: Rams 24, Steelers 17

LA does have its own issues right now, but they are on the mend after an up-and-down start to their season. USA Today has the Rams winning by seven points over the Steelers as the road team struggles on the West Coast. Cooper Kupp being back is a big factor as his health only improves with each passing week. He totaled almost 150 receiving yards last week and that will drown the Steelers defense.