The Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos will go head-to-head in a very important matchup for both AFC teams in Week 12. For the Steelers, winners of their last six games, if they want to have a hope of claiming the top AFC seed, and keeping pace with the Kansas City Chiefs, a loss will be a huge detriment for the boys from Pittsburgh. As for Denver, at 4-6 they are sitting right in the thick of the fight for the final seed in the AFC playoff race. Another loss could put them out on the outside looking in, while a win at home would catapult them back into the playoff discussion.
In Week 11, the Steelers won a close game in come from behind fashion against the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Denver Broncos won in a similar fashion over the Los Angeles Chargers.
With a lot on the line, and the game being played at Mile High, despite the records this game could be viewed as a toss up to many. Therefore, it is time to take a look at who the experts like in this big AFC Showdown.
If you are looking for pro-Steelers websites, there are a multitude of those on the web. The experts at ESPN are shockingly all in agreement when taking the Steelers. While the other main sites aren’t all-in on the Broncos, there are at last a couple sites who have a handful, or one, experts who think the Broncos have a chance at pull off the upset.
The experts at SB Nation have one expert of seven who like the Broncos to win, and those at CBS Sports actually have two experts who believe Denver will hold serve at Mile High and win their 5th game of the season.
These are just a handful of websites across the vast world wide web. What about all those other sites who have experts to submit weekly picks? This is where the site NFL Pick Watch comes into play. NFL Pick Watch is a site which takes all expert picks and compiles them into an easy-to-read graph for fans to enjoy.
According to NFL Pick Watch, 90% of NFL experts like the Steelers to win their seventh straight game, while putting a huge dent in the Broncos’ playoff hopes.
Will this play out as predicted? Nothing in the NFL is a certainty, but it is clear who the experts like in this AFC showdown. On Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET these two teams will square off, and will either prove the experts right, or show they know very little about picking NFL contest.
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