One team is living up to the high expectations that was set upon them this season. Another team that has struggled mightily in the first five weeks on this NFL season. They will go toe to toe in week six. Those two teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins, playing down in Florida. The Steelers come off the demolition of the New York Jets in week five. The Dolphins got thumped at home by the Tennessee Titans in week five.
So I am going to keep this one nice and simple. The Steelers look really good, and the Dolphins have been playing extremely bad. So even at home, I expect the Dolphins to get run over by the mighty Steelers. Big Ben and Antonio Brown are on the same page, and can hook up for a big play any given moment. Markus Wheaton had a career year in week five, and can make the big play when needed. Then there is running back LeVeon Bell, who looks mighty fresh in just two games thus far. The defense is not the best, as they did get destroyed by the Eagles a few weeks back. But given how poor the Dolphins line has been, they will allow just about any defense to get to their quarterback.
Ryan Tannehill has had no time to stand. And with no time to stand, he obviously has no time to throw. As a result, the Dolphins have been one of the biggest disappointments on the season to this point. Jarvis Landry can only do so much, and needs to get the ball in his hands first to do anything. They are playing musical running backs, and are trying to shake things up in the clubhouse. But this week they are unfortunate enough to take on the big bad Steelers.
So I simply have no faith in the Dolphins at this point in time. Their offense has nice weapons, but it all starts with protection. If they can keep Tannehill off the ground, they can put up some points. But it will not be enough, and you can expect another big one from Ben and the Steelers’ offense
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Line: Steelers -7.5, O/U: 48
Pick: Steelers and the over
Result: Mia 30 – Pit 15, Dolphins and the under