Two of the most popular teams in the entire NFL will go head to head in what will be one of the biggest games of week ten. The Dallas Cowboys will take their show on the road as they travel North to take on Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys have been one of the best teams this season, sitting at 7-1 following a win against the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers have fallen on some hard times lately however, losing to the Baltimore Ravens a week ago.
Dallas has to be considered one of the hottest teams in the league. In week one, they lost a home game to divisional rivals the New York Giants, by a single point. Since then, the team has not lost a single game behind rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The two rookies, plus Cole Beasley have been living it up and looking really strong week in and week out. In every one of the teams wins, Elliott has been the leading rusher in the game, and is hands down the favorite to get Rookie of the Year honors, even with so many rookie quarterbacks around. The team has not lost a game on the road this season in the four games they have played away from their massive home stadium.
As for Pittsburgh, the Steelers did get Ben Roethlisberger back a week ago. Big Ben threw for 264, but the team only managed 14 points. A big part of that was the fact that the Ravens put a stop to LeVeon Bell, who could not get anything going. It was clear the Ravens put emphasis on stopping the run, and were saying let a beat up Ben beat them. Which he obviously did not. I would expect a similar tactic from the Cowboys this week. The Steelers are going to need Ben to step up, as their defense is not likely to be able to stop Elliott.
Now I see this as a clear pick for Dallas, but something is holding me back. Why oh why are the 7-1 Cowboys underdogs? Yes they are on the road and Ben is playing. But he is not 100 percent, and the Cowboys should be able to run all over the Steelers defense. But I cannot help but feel Vegas knows something. So I am sticking with Dallas, but I do have that underlying feeling I am missing something.
Line: Pitt – 2.5, O/U: 50
Pick: Cowboys and the over
Result: Dal 35 – Pit 30, Cowboys and the over
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