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Pittsburgh at Tennessee, Week 7: Predicting the winner of Steelers vs. Titans

The staff at BTSC share their thoughts and predict the outcome of the Steelers road show against the 5-0 Tennessee Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers v Tennessee Titans

The 5-0 Steelers face their toughest test of the season when they finally get a chance to travel to Nissan Stadium in Nashville to take on the Titans.who will emerge as the only AFC unbeaten? The contributors at BTSC have recorded their thoughts and predictions. Let’s see who’s closest to the mark and furthest from reality. Last time, Jeff Hartman came closest to the mark by forecasting a 30-17 Steelers win. Bryan Anthony Davis, hit the Steelers’ score of 38 on the nose for the second straight week. Who will it be with bragging rights this week?


Michael Beck

My preseason prediction of the Steelers going into Baltimore with a perfect record has just one opponent remaining in its way. By far, the Titans are the most complete team the Steelers have faced thus far, and they are also the best coached. However, this game will come down to the Steelers shutting down Derek Henry and not getting gashed by Ryan Tannehill. Despite losing Devin Bush for the year I believe the defense, and Ben Roethlisberger will rise to the occasion and lead the Steelers to Victory.

Steelers 31, Titans 27


Geoffrey Benedict

The Titans are the best offense in the NFL this season, and they are approaching historically great. Everyone knows Derrick Henry, but the tight ends, wide receivers and Ryan Tannehill are playing extremely well in the passing game. Right now Tannehill is having a similar season to Ben Roethlisberger in efficiency and TD to interception ratio, and he’s putting up bigger numbers than Roethlisberger is. It is incredibly unlikely the Steelers defense will shut down the Titans offense. The NFL is built to favor offenses like the Titans.

The Steelers will need a big game from Ben Roethlisberger and his wide receivers against the Titans struggling secondary, and I think they get it.

Steelers 33, Titans 31


Bryan Anthony Davis

Okay, okay, okay, I know I’m not always a homer, but I really believe in this Steelers team. While I don’t reckon the Steelers will have a perfect second quarter of 2020, I don’t think it’s this week. Just like last week, the Steelers are facing a very talented running game. This one is tougher and Derrick Henry will make a couple of trips to the touchdown zone. However, the Steelers won’t give up over 100 yards on the ground and they will get to Ryan Tannehill. If they can keep A.J. Brown from scoring, they’ll be okay. Ben Roethlisberger has a lot of weapons and he knows how to use them.

Steelers 34, Titans 28


Big Bro Scho

You know there could be a lot of different things to look at for this game and this could get long winded, but I leave that for the other Scho Bro to handle further down the page. I will look at the game in a more simple way. The Steeler D vs Titan O: this will be the match up everyone talks about as two decently matched units slug it out on the field. Don’t forget the match up of the Steelers O vs Titans D: Steelers have a definite advantage here and this is where the game will be decided. The defense slugs it out and give up some yards and points, but the offense does what it needs to do so that the Steelers come out on top.

Steelers 27, Titans 17


Mark Davison

At the start of the 2020 NFL season I thought the Steelers would be good. However I did not think they would be 5-0 and leading the AFC North at this stage. The Steelers beat the Browns so badly that Odell “Boring” Beckham Jr took off his cleats and gave up. What a beautiful victory against our little brother Cleveland. Moving on to week 7 our Steelers face a 5-0 Titan team. This is a huge matchup and real test for our fellas. The Bush injury hurts the Steelers defense but I believe Robert “Pain” Spillane is ready to play and will show his muscle by bulldozing Derrick Henry into the dirt.

Steelers 29, Titans 27


Anthony Defeo

Mama said there’d be days like this. For the Steelers, a team that is heading into its biggest matchup of the season on the heels of losing one of its most vital defenders, this is going to be one of those days. This will be Pittsburgh’s first road game since Week 1, and I just have a feeling Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the rest of the Titans will be a bit too much to handle for a Steelers team that has tasted nothing but home cooking mid September.

Titans 37, Steelers 20


Jeff Hartman

There are a lot of fans who think this is the game where the Steelers stumble and fall flat. I don’t see it that way. I see a strong Titans offense vs. a strong Steelers defense. Strength vs. strength. The mismatch is on the other side of the docket. The Steelers offense vs. a sub-par Titans defense is where Pittsburgh will excel. Look for Ben Roethlisberger and James Conner to be the deciding factor, and the Steelers march into the Ravens game in Week 9 with a perfect 6-0 record.

Steelers 34, Titans 24


Matty Peverell

To quote the famous Aussie band (ACDC), “It’s a long way to the top, if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll.” The Steelers are on their way to the top, this week we need to stop the Titan’s no matter which “byway” is required, Steelers players know they might get “beat up” and any win will be “harder than it looks” but it’s the Titans who “get robbed” of their undefeated record. It’s time for the Steelers to continue their march for league-wide respect by winning on the road, playing hard defense, continue their clinical scoring offense and inflict some punishment for the care-free attitude the Titans took to COVID protocols that cost our Steelers a helpful bye.

Steelers 34, Titans 20


Dave Schofield

What’s with the 34 trend? I know Jeff and Bryan tried to copy me on The Steelers Preview podcast, but I didn’t realize everyone else was going to snag the same idea. I guess next time I should call “dibs” earlier in the week. As for the 26 score, this is for my own sanity as I don’t want the Titans to be in a position to win the game with a particular scoring event. They’ll try to send the game to OT, but the Steelers will get the stop.

Steelers 34 Titans 26


K.T. Smith

The Raiders of the 1970s rallied around the credo of their owner, Al Davis, who liked to say, “Just win, baby.” That feels like an appropriate motto for this Steelers team. The Steelers can win with offense, win with defense, win in style or win ugly. They’ve done a little bit of each so far this season. I’m not sure how they’ll get it done in Nashville on Sunday. Tennessee is a resilient team that keeps finding ways to win, too. I don’t think Pittsburgh’s win streak ends here, though. The Steelers find a way. Just win, indeed.

Steelers 31, Titans 24


Shannon White

These two undefeated AFC contenders are on a collision course for conference supremacy this Sunday afternoon. The teams are evenly matched on paper, well almost. The Steelers hold one huge advantage that nobody in the national media seems to be talking about. The Steelers possess one of, if not the best, defenses in the NFL. They have playmakers at all three levels of the defense. Defense wins championships, and the superior defense will win this game in the end.

Steelers 34, Titans 24


What is your prediction? Which BTSC contributor is most on the money? Let us know in the poll and the comment section below!!

Poll

What BTSC contributor will come closest to the mark predicting Steelers vs. Titans

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Michael Beck
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Geoffrey Benedict
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Bryan Anthony Davis
    (10 votes)
  • 8%
    Mark Davison
    (14 votes)
  • 23%
    Anthony Defeo
    (40 votes)
  • 11%
    Jeff Hartman
    (19 votes)
  • 9%
    Marty Peverell
    (16 votes)
  • 6%
    Dave Schofield
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    K.T. Smith
    (12 votes)
  • 12%
    Shannon White
    (21 votes)
  • 7%
    Big Bro Scho
    (13 votes)
168 votes total Vote Now