The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are slated to face off in Week 4 of the 2021 regular season, and there are a lot of narratives between these two teams. For the Packers, they are considered Super Bowl contenders, while the Steelers are a team who are trying to forge a new identity as they look to right the ship after losing their last two games, dropping their record to 1-2 on the season.
At this point, it is time to check in and see who the pundits who call themselves experts like in this showdown at Lambeau Field this Sunday.
For those new to this article, there are two types of experts, when it comes to NFL picks. There are those who just pick the overall winner, and those who expound on their picks and give a reason for their prediction.
As for the former of the above types of experts, there is a resounding feeling the Green Bay Packers will roll over the Steelers this Sunday. Sports Illustrated has a clean sweep for the Packers from their experts, and only one ESPN expert, Jeremy Fowler, sees the Steelers as having a legitimate shot at the Steelers pulling off the upset.
As for some experts who actually put some thoughts, and explanation behind their picks, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports sees the Packers taking this game. See how:
The Packers have won two straight, while the Steelers have lost two in a row. Pittsburgh’s offense has been dreadful the past few games. Green Bay’s offense has really come to life after a Week 1 stinker. The Steelers don’t have the same defense as they’ve had in recent years. Aaron Rodgers will get the best of the Steelers in this one.
Pick: Packers 27, Steelers 17
As for the folks at The Sporting News they too like the Packers to win this game, but they see it being a lot closer than most are expecting.
Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger have gone head-to-head just two times; once in Super Bowl XLV and the other in a 2009 regular-season shootout at Heinz Field. The Steelers have won the last five regular-season meetings, a streak that dates back to 1995. This will be another entertaining shootout with the Steelers facing a 1-3 start.
Pick: Packers 33, Steelers 30
These are just a few sites who make weekly NFL picks. When you think about all those sites not listed above, this is when we turn to our friends at NFL Pick Watch, a site dedicated to tracking NFL expert picks by the week. They take all expert picks and put them into an easy-to-read graph for fans to enjoy. When it comes to the Steelers vs. Packers game, a whopping 97% of NFL experts like the Packers to hold serve at home Sunday.
What do you think about the upcoming game? Will the experts have it right? Or are they way off? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the Packers in Week 4.