This game could be a lot better than most are willing to admit, but that is only if the Tennessee Titans show us something.
Yes, this could also be abysmal to watch with Matt Hasselbeck and Chris Johnson accomplishing next to nothing this season.
CJ2K has killed fantasy team owners and many are begging to restart their drafts so they can avoid a winless type of season.
The Titans fall into that major issue despite already having one loss on the season. It is amazing how they beat the Lions although Detroit has struggled miserably as well.
Tennessee’s offense has sadly been dreadful despite some decent options at wide receiver. They currently rank No. 26 in yards per game (305) and 30th in rushing yards per game (65.4).
They are only 16th in passing yards per game (239.6), and that is throwing every down thanks to trailing in every game.
Jake Locker (shoulder) is still out and Matt Hasselbeck has failed to throw the ball down the field with any consistency.
Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, Jared Cook and Kenny Britt (knee) are the type of players that should be good enough, but they are still ways away from becoming nationally relevant.
Drawing separation against a Steelers defense even without Lamarr Woodley will be tough thanks to a pass rush that is still respectable.
The key will be to get some sort of a ground game rolling along or else you mine as well chalk this one up as another loss. The Titans would love nothing more than to play spoiler, but the pass defense better slow down arguably the most explosive passing attack in the AFC.
Ben Roethlisberger will be licking his chops with Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders going up against 25th ranked defense that has allowed 280 yards passing per game.
It should not get too ugly on a Thursday night, but this balanced offense will be too much (even without Polamalu, Woodley) in the fourth quarter.
Network: NFL Network
Time: 8:30p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Steelers by 6
Danny V’s Pick: Steelers 24, Titans 16