The 6-4 Pittsburgh Steelers are attempting to solidify their spot in the AFC Playoff Picture by defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. However, the 5-5 Seahawks desperately need the victory to help their chances of making the NFC postseason. A lot on the line this Sunday at CenturyLink Field, but which team will come away victorious?
The Seahawks are early favorites to win the game, favored by 4.5-points in most books, but some even favoring Seattle by 5.5-points. This game certainly could go a number of ways. When you are talking about a game with the Steelers' high powered offense, combined with the Seahawks' stout defense you could have a genuine clash of the titans. The same could be said on the other side of the football. The Seahawks offense led by Russell Wilson and Thomas Rawls, against the Steelers hard-hitting defense led by Cameron Heyward and Mike Mitchell.
Some view this game as a toss up, but this statement game is tough to pick. When in doubt, rely on the experts to see who they believe will become victorious. Will the Steelers win three games in-a-row for the first time in 2015, or will the Seahawks be able to win their second consecutive game? Time to see what the experts think.
For the experts at ESPN.com, they predominantly believe the Seahawks will hold serve at home. 7 of the 13 experts who make predictions on a weekly basis believe Seattle will be victorious this Sunday.
The experts here at SB Nation are split on the upcoming matchup between Pittsburgh and Seattle. Half of the expert panel is picking the Steelers to win on the road, while the other half clearly is siding with the Seahawks.
At FOXSports.com, they are picking heavy on Seattle. 6 of their 7 experts select the Seahawks to win their second consecutive game at home in Seattle. A similar story can be written about the experts at CBSSports.com who are favoring the Seahawks 4-3 in Week 12.
When checking in with our friends at NFL Pick Watch, a website developed to calculate, tabulate and display expert picks across the internet, has the Seahawks being selected 67-percent of the time.
The Steelers and Seahawks game should be a fun game to watch, and the experts are favoring Seattle, even by the thinnest margin. Only time will tell if the experts are right or wrong in this Week 12 rematch of Super Bowl XL.