NFL Week 3: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

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A Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders matchup conjures up images of the hard-nosed battles these two franchises endured in the NFL's golden age, yet in Week 3, it's a clash of two teams headed in opposing directions.

The Raiders fell to 0-2 against Miami, looking poor in the effort, and now host the Pittsburgh Steelers, who easily dispatched of the New York Jets to even their own record at 1-1.

For the Steelers, victory will come the old-fashioned way, on defense, while their spread attack will test Oakland for 60 minutes.

Meanwhile the Raiders must get Run DMC going and convert in the red zone.

Watch Bleacher Report's preview of this Week 2 AFC matchup to see how things will unfold. And, leave your own preview and prediction below.

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