This one almost seems unfair. The 3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the 1-3 New York Jets in a game that many Jets fans will likely concede as a loss already. The New York Jets are coming off a tough home loss a week ago, as the Seattle Seahawks came East and won 27-17. Meanwhile, the Steelers come off total domination, as they won their game against the Chiefs by a score of 43-14.
Last week was a game the Jets should have been able to win. At home against a team coming from the West Coast, with their quarterback on two bad legs. But the Jets proved their deficiencies were too much to overcome. Their secondary is essentially not there, as they can get burned on any given play. That does not bode well when going up against the likes of Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.
Their quarterback situation is a complete mess as well, as fans are calling for Ryan Fitzpatrick’s head. If he were to get pulled, Geno Smith would be the answer. And Geno Smith should never be the answer. Unless the question is, “Name a former West Virginia quarterback who should not be playing in an NFL game.”
As I mentioned above, the Steelers have Big Ben and Brown. Those two should have a field day against this secondary. Oh yeah, LeVeon Bell is back too, and he looked pretty darn good a week ago. Last week allowed him to get off any rust he may have had (which he didn’t). We should see a steady dose of Bell. So even if Ben to Brown is not clicking in this one, Bell is still there. The bottom line is the Jets will not be able to stop all of the Steelers’ weapons.
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Line: Pit -7, O/U: 48.5
Pick: Steelers and the over
Result: Pit 31 – NYJ 13, Steelers and the under