The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills are slated to play in Week 14 in Orchard Grove, NY this Sunday. While the Steelers (7-5) have the better record than the Bills (6-6), the level of desperation in this game will be palpable.
Pittsburgh still controls their own playoff destiny, but to do so they need to continue their winning ways by turning their three-game winning streak into a four-game winning streak.
On the other hand, Buffalo needs to win, and some help from teams like the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos to potentially get into the playoffs. The Bills aren’t dead yet, but if they lose their season is all but over with three games remaining.
A lot on the line for a Week 14 1 p.m. EDT kickoff, and according to Las Vegas odds makers, this game could be close. Most books in Vegas have the Steelers as 1-point road favorites in this AFC grudge match, while some books have the Steelers as high as 2-point favorites. These lines are used to move money, but the slim number makes you think they believe it will be closer than some may believe.
Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown vs. Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins.
Who will come out victorious? We turn to the experts to see who they like in this upcoming game.
If you are looking for a website supporting the home team, then the experts at SB Nation will be your site of choice. There, half of their 8-person panel think the Bills will win and advance their record to 7-6.
However, not many other sites are as Bills-friendly as the haters at SB Nation. At CBS Sports, it is a clean sweep for the black and gold. Every single expert on their panel thinks the Steelers will win, extending their winning streak to four games. A similar story can be told at both ESPN and FOX Sports, where all experts but one are picking Pittsburgh to be victorious this Sunday.
These are only four websites who produce weekly expert picks. Which makes you wonder what about all those other sites and experts who log weekly NFL picks? This is where our friends at NFL Pick Watch come in to help us out. There website takes all expert picks and logs them into one easy-to-read location. According to them, 82-percent of the experts who submit picks are taking Pittsburgh to win this game.
Vegas likes the Steelers, and the experts echo that sentiment, but who will be victorious at New Era Field this weekend has yet to be determined. This is a big game for both teams, and it should be a good one.