2. Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 12
Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws the ball as Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) defends in the second half during the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
This game could end up being one of the best in the 2015-2016 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers boast one of the NFL’s very best offenses. It is led by Ben Roethlisberger, and he has a multitude of other weapons at his disposal–Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant, and Sammie Coates are just a few of these offensive weapons.
The Steelers have the weapons to challenge the Seattle Seahawks’ vaunted Legion of Boom. This matchup will take place in Week 12, so the return of Jeremy Lane will be a huge boost to the Seattle secondary. Still, expect this game to be a shootout, because while the Steelers will certainly put up points, the Seattle Seahawks shouldn’t have a problem scoring either.
The Steelers did pick up several defensive players in past drafts–outside linebacker Bud Dupree, defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt and inside linebacker Ryan Shazier. While the aforementioned players are all extremely talented, their relative lack of experience will be a huge disadvantage when going up against an experienced Seahawks offense featuring guys like Marshawn Lynch, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Jimmy Graham and, of course, Russell Wilson.
It’s a toss-up, but this Week 12 clash could have huge playoff implications for both teams. Expect a goodie.
Verdict: TOO CLOSE TO CALL
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