The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the final quarter of their 2019 regular season, and three of the four final games are on the road. The first game, and first road game, of this section of schedule is a trip to the desert to play the Arizona Cardinals.
On paper, this is a slam dunk pick for anyone who follows the NFL. The 7-5 Steelers vs. the 3-8-1 Cardinals seems about as lopsided as it can get in Week 14, but there is plenty of intrigue heading into this matchup.
The electric Kyler Murray will try to do some damage against the Steelers’ defense, and Pittsburgh fans are hoping the the legend of Duck Hodges continues on the road. If Hodges is able to lead the team to victory Sunday, he would be 3-0 as a starter. But this team is going to have to do it as a team, not just leaning on the arm of Devlin Hodges.
So, who do the experts think will win this game? Time to take a look...
Shockingly, there is only one expert panel which we check weekly which is unanimous in their selection of the visiting Steelers. That would be the expert panel at CBS Sports. Other than the folks at CBS Sports, there is at least one expert who believes the Cardinals have a chance at pulling off the upset.
Of course, the haters here at SB Nation have a trio of experts who like Arizona in Week 14. At ESPN, there is one lone wolf expert who is taking the Cardinals to hold serve at home this Sunday evening.
NFL expert at CBS Sports, Pete Prisco, gives a little more detail in his weekly selection, and see what he has to say about the upcoming Steelers vs. Cardinals game:
The Steelers would be in the playoffs if they started today, which is impressive considering all the injuries. With Devlin Hodges starting again at quarterback, I think this will be a run game for the Steelers with Bennie Snell. The Cardinals are awful on defense, which will show up. Steelers win it.
Pick: Steelers 24, Cardinals 14
These are just a few of the websites who produce weekly expert picks for the slate of NFL games. You might be wondering what about all those other sites, and who they are picking. This is where NFL Pick Watch comes in. They take all NFL expert picks and put them into an easy-to-read graph for fans to enjoy. According to them, 82% of experts like the Steelers, which is a lower number than I expected.
Will the Steelers win their third game in a row and put a stamp on their work in the desert? Or will the Cardinals continue to play hard and put a huge dent in the Steelers’ playoff hopes? Only time will tell, but the experts are clearly leaning towards the black-and-gold this Sunday.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers heading into Week 14 of the regular season.