The Monday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers has two 2-2 teams facing off to see who will have the edge on their opposition when it comes to a possible AFC tie-breakers, as well as staying alive within their individual divisions.
Both the Steelers and Chargers are trailing a 4-0 team in their divisions. For the Chargers it is the Denver Broncos, and the Cincinnati Bengals for the Steelers, and both of these teams can't afford to fall to 2-3 heading into Week 6, likely putting themselves in a huge hole if a division crown is in their future.
However, the Steelers find themselves 3-point underdogs on the road against the Chargers, and it is time to see who the experts like to win this AFC matchup.
For the folks here at SB Nation, they clearly like the home field advantage the Chargers will have on the West Coast, as all but one expert who puts in weekly selections is taking the Chargers to hold serve at home in Southern California. For someone looking for a little more love for the black and gold, the experts at ESPN.com who make weekly picks is the place for you. Although the overall advantage of picks goes to San Diego, 6 of the 13 experts thinks the Steelers can pull off the road upset to advance their record to 3-2 heading into Week 6.
As for the experts at CBSSports.com, they too are on the Chargers' bandwagon. Of the entire expert panel, only Jason La Confora is taking the Steelers to win on the road. FoxSports.com also echoes the pro-Chargers sentiment with only 2 of 7 experts taking the black and gold in this matchup.
In fact, according to NFLPickWatch.com, a website which compiles all expert picks across the internet, 81-percent of experts are taking the Chargers to move to 3-2 as home favorites. Some like their team to be underdogs with no one thinking they have a chance to win. If you are one of those fans, you'll like what people are saying about the Steelers in this Week 5 game.