For the average football fan, when you take a look at who is favored, who is at home and who has the better record, you see this game should be an easy pick. However, look closer into the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs Week 7 game and you'll see a contest which could be much closer than many might believe.
The Steelers are likely without Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, and instead will be giving the nod to Landry Jones to try and win the team's 5th game of the 2015 season. For the Chiefs, already without Jamaal Charles, they are hoping to have their top wide receiver, Jeremy Maclin, back in the game Sunday after suffering a concussion in Week 6.
Throw in the fact this game will be played on the hostile territory known as Arrowhead Stadium and the pick went from simple, to one you have to think about. Can Jones lead the Steelers' offense to consistent points against the stout Chiefs' defense? Will the Steelers' defense be able to pressure Alex Smith and add to his growing sack total of 2015? All burning questions leading into this Week 7 AFC showdown, but what do the experts think of this game. Time to take a look.
Here at SB Nation, the experts are leaning heavy on the favored Steelers to go on the road and win this football game. In fact, all but one expert are taking the Steelers to move their record to 5-2 before hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.
As for the experts at ESPN, it is surprisingly split with their picks. 9 out of the 13 experts who place selections think the Steelers will win on the road Sunday, but a larger contingent at ESPN like the Chiefs' chances of holding serve at home.
At CBSSports.com, 5 of their 8 experts are taking the black and gold on the road, and a similar story can be written by the experts at FOXSports.com. At FOX, 5 of their 7 experts are selecting the Steelers to defeat the Chiefs on their home field, setting up a huge AFC North game in Week 8 at Heinz Field against the Cincinnati Bengals.
NFL Pick Watch, a website which tabulates all expert picks and has them in one location, has 73-percent of experts leaning towards the Pittsburgh Steelers winning in Week 7 of NFL action.
Can Landry Jones get the job done, or will the Chiefs rise up and claim their second win of the season? Only time will tell, but the experts are certainly leaning on the Steelers to win this game Sunday.