NFL Spin Zone has the Steelers winning in an offensive clunker
NFL Spin Zone Prediction: Steelers 13, Patriots 10
Not much excitement from NFL Spin Zone for this game to kick off the slate of games this week. Not much offense in this prediction from this expert as both units have struggled. It should be a boring brand of football in this game, but things should stay tight. This prediction is more based on how terrible the Patriot's offense has been in recent weeks rather than what the Steelers could do. Expect a poorly played game by both offenses, but Trubisky does enough to get the victory.
AZ Central has a higher score then most have predicted for this one
AZ Central Prediction: Steelers 20, Patriots 10
Things won't be easy for Pittsburgh as they proved last week that they cannot handle their business against bad teams. New England has beaten the Steelers in the past, but their offense has been terrible this season. Somehow the NFL will grace two units on offense that are some of the worst in football this year. Expect an ugly game that will come down to a couple of bounces that could go either way. Mike Tomlin needs this win and his team should find a way to get it.
Winners and Whiners has the Steelers beating the Patriots at home
Winners and Whiners Prediction: Steelers win
No matter who the Patriots start this week, it is likely that Pittsburgh will win this ball game. Different factors are working against these units, and it's possible that this one could go either way. Injuries are piled up high for both clubs entering this game on a short week. Depending on who can play, that could help sway a decision as time goes on. The Steelers need to find a way to win this ballgame if they want to stay ahead of the AFC playoff hunt.