Sean Wilkinson [@Papa_Lurch]
I'll never understand this team. A week after dropping the Seahawks in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated, they're bulldozed by the lowly Redskins. For every ounce of hope that this team gave us in Week 1, they gave us just as much - if not more - disappointment in Week 2. Now we're left trying to decipher which team will show up this week vs. Big Ben and the Steelers.
While the Steelers D isn't nearly as formidable as it once was, they have transitioned nicely to the new pass-happy NFL. Between Big Ben, Antonio Brown, and Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh now brings a potent offense to the table instead of a steel curtain. Judging by what Washington did to our Defense last week, this could be ugly.
There will be no stopping the Steelers Offense - the best that the Rams could do would be adopting a 'bend but don't break' mentality. The Steelers have arguably the best WR and RB in the NFL and their QB is no slouch either. The Rams will have to exploit the absence of Marukice Pouncey if they are going to be successful on defense.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Rams face an average defense that is 26th in the NFL in YPG allowed and is giving up 23 PPG. They can still pressure the QB though and have 7 sacks through 2 games which is just one behind #sackcity. The Rams OL is going to have their work cut out for them again.
I'm an eternal optimist and one of the biggest homers you will ever meet. But even I have a hard time envisioning the Rams being successful in week 3. The Defense will have it's hands full, as will the OL. I don't think the Rams will come out flat 2 weeks in a row, but I also think that won't be enough.
Prediction: Steelers win 27-17
I think this will be a close game at least at the end of the game. At least a last minute TD will make it seem like a close game. Le'Veon Bell will be held to around or even less than 100 yards on the ground, but probably another 50 yards through the air. Big Ben will toss for 300 yards and a couple TDs. No way our secondary contains Brown, Wheaton (Go Beavs!), etc. all day.
Tevin Broner [@T_Bron]
Mike Dietrich [@dvond]
I got something on my neck worth more than yo house
I got something in my yard worth more than yo spouse
I got something on my wrist worth more than ya team
And that car you think clean ain't worth more than my ring
Prediction: Steelers win 27-16