The Pittsburgh Steelers have been outscored 50-9 since halftime of Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. The sub-standard performance the Steelers have displayed has resonated with the experts as Week 3 of NFL action quickly approaches. It's time to take a look at who the experts are picking in the Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers game this Sunday night.
Here at SB Nation, the Steelers' recent play has led to the experts all taking the Panthers to win this game. But not all experts are hitching themselves to the Panthers' wagon. Ryan Van Bibber is the lone blogger to select the Steelers to win this Week 3 game and advance to 2-1, while handing the Panthers their first loss of the young 2014 season.
Over at ESPN.com, the experts have weighed in on their thoughts for all Week 3 match-ups and, by the look of their selections, it could be a long night for the Steelers. Every expert entering a pick has taken the Panthers to keep their perfect record, except for Chris Mortenson. 'Mort' has picked the Steelers to beat the Panthers in an upset in Charlotte, NC.
The Panthers winning this Sunday Night Football game seems to be a trend that continues at NFL.com with their Fantasy Live team. Their entire crew has selected Carolina to win this inter-conference game, but all is not lost for Steeler Nation. At CBS Sports, the selections are split 50/50. Half of the experts feel the Pittsburgh Steelers are due for a bounce back game after a dreadful performance last Thursday night in Baltimore, MD.
The Steelers have shown flashes of the team fans expected in the preseason, but those flashes have been few and far between. Can the team bounce back and get their first road win of 2014, or will the Panthers' defense dominate the line of scrimmage and hand Pittsburgh their second loss of the season? Only time will tell, but the experts think this game is tilted in the Panthers' favor.