The Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions are preparing to square off in Week 8 at Ford Field under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football. This will be Pittsburgh’s first prime time night game of the season, and picking these inter-conference matchups can be tricky at times.
If you are looking at the history between these two teams, the Steelers have dominated the matchups the past two decades. In fact, you have to go back to when Charlie Batch was the quarterback for the Lions, for our younger fans Batch started for the Lions at one point, to find the last win for the Lions over the Steelers.
If history is on Pittsburgh’s side, Las Vegas is trending in their direction too. The opening line for the game had the Steelers as 3-point favorites, and it hasn’t moved much since.
But what about those NFL Experts who submit weekly picks? Who do they think will win this Week 8 contest? Let’s take a look.
If you are looking for a website which is 100-percent pro-Steelers, look no further than ESPN. All of their experts believe the Steelers will go into Detroit and leave victorious as they head into their Week 9 bye week.
If you are looking for a website which is split between the two teams, look no further than the ridiculous haters here at SB Nation. Of the eight experts who submit weekly picks, half of them believe Matthew Stafford and company will hold serve at home and win the football game.
At CBS Sports, only two of their eight experts believe the Lions have a chance of winning in Week 8, coming off their bye week.
These are just three websites with experts who pick games every week. What about all those other websites who have similar experts picking their own winners? This is where our friends at NFL Pick Watch come in to play.
NFL Pick Watch is a website which takes all of the internet’s NFL expert picks and compiles them into an easy-to-read graph. For this Week 8 contest, 80-percent of the experts like the Steelers to go on the road and advance their record to 6-2 heading into their own bye week.
History favors the Steelers, Las Vegas likes the Steelers and it is clear the majority of the experts like Pittsburgh in this matchup. Who will come out victorious? Only time will tell...