In the first slew of the Sunday afternoon NFL Football, Week Two games, this one features the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans. Match up will be played at LP Field, Nashville, TN. This game to be played at 1:00 PM EST. In this one it features the likes of the more proven tandem of Vince Young and Chris Johnson and the Titans versus Dennis Dixon and Rashard Mendenhall both can be good, but unproven for the Steelers. The defenses are the only constant in this one, the battle is down to the above players stated.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have shown that they can keep a good offense at bay, when at home. Troy Polamalu being back from last season has given this defense the teeth needed to show their strength. The Steelers and Rashard Mendenhall are on a high after last week’s overtime win. Plus the winning play being Mendenhall’s fifty-yard TD game winning rush. So look for the Pitt. brass to be gunning on all cylinders and leaving nothing to chance as the offensive putout of Young and Johnson and the Titans offense will not give the yellow and black any time to save a lead. In comfort they trust as Pittsburgh always seems to get those plays when they need them and win ugly. Nobody says they ever win pretty and this is not the same match up as Ben Roethlisberger and Kerry Collins are insignificant pieces this time round.
Tennessee started out last week not showing the Raiders D, any respect at all and paid dearly with a turnover. That is to be the only issue in Tennessee running all over ‘steel town’. Clever decoys and gadget plays may not be as potent against the likes of Polamalu and the Steelers secondary. The unheralded Titan D-Line should have an impact in this one. Pittsburgh can stack up the 3rd down for good yardage plays, but this Tennessee team scores touchdowns and will do so at will.The points won’t come so easily this week but I look to see a compact dismantling with Tennessee stymieing the offense and giving up a TD early and late.
Steelers vs Titans Spread, Line and Betting Odds:
Pittsburgh Steelers +5
@ Tennessee Titans -5
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Steelers vs Titans Prediction for Week 2:
Game Total Prediction (TOP PLAY) – Tennessee Titan football is at its best with the two headed monster getting the ball each and every play. So I look for this trend to give Tennessee at least 20 points in this one and it will hopefully cover Pittsburgh’s two TDS or we’ll be blessed with FG tries, 20-14. TOP PLAY PREDICTION – TENNESSEE TITANS COVER -5.
Spread Prediction – I am not in love with this total as it would be a no-brainer if it were in Pittsburgh. But being at LP field poses more opportunities and better weather for the offenses. I am guessing a maximum of four touchdowns will be scored and hoping that the field goal chances are at a minimum. With my predicted final score the Titans will hold off the Steelers or lose at the end, pushing this one way over. But I cannot see the Titans letting that happen. PREDICTION – UNDER -37.