Week 11: Thursday Night Football

Last week ended in success but I floundered on the 1pm games again but stopped the leaking sieve on my Thursday night 3 week skid, with a push.  8-5-1 gets me back on track with 62% winners.  Just call me the John Anthony of the blogosphere.  Yes I did just watch Two for the Money this week.  We’ll have some really good matchups but difficult for me to pick.  We’ll get to that this weekend, on to tonight:

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:25p (Steelers -7, O/U: 44.5)

I’ve been saying this for weeks that the Steelers are a different team at home and another team on the road.  I know they’ve won a bunch on the road but it’s the covers (or lack there of) that gives away the difference in this team on the road versus playing at home.  They’ve managed to pull the team together since the anthem issues early, to rally.  Their defense has outperformed expectations and have been keeping opponents to less than 17 points on average, per game.  Bell and Brown have quietly climbed above the 800 yard mark as Big Ben has over 2200 yards.

The Titans need to win to stay atop of their division with the Jaguars nipping at their heels.  The Titans have a nicely balanced team and have also been fairly quiet team chilling at 6-3 in the AFC, also pushing for a playoff spot.  Mariota has been nursing through his hamstring but still has been affective for his team but still has been a 7 TD/ 6 INT ratio.  The run game has been on and off all year which doesn’t help Mariota get into a rhythm through the air.  The Titans will have to bring their “A” game in order to top this team who can be very hot at home at the ketchup bottle.

Take the Steelers to cover in the over, 31-21.



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