On Thursday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans will battle following a short week of preparation. In Week 5, the Black and Gold earned a hard-fought victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, while Nashville's "finest" proved to be anything but in a decisive 30-7 loss against the Vikings.
For the Steelers, last week's win provides reason for optimism, as the team can improve upon a 2-2 record for the season straight season. Victory would give them their first winning record of the campaign.
Conversely, the loss in Minnesota was a microcosm of Tennessee's early going, and many fans wonder if the Titans are indeed the NFL's worst team.
Despite their opponent's struggles, the Men of Steel cannot overlook a pesky AFC South foe that has traditionally played them tough. After all, Pittsburgh is 0-2 as the away team in 2012, and its struggles are well-documented over the past year. The Steelers hope that a trip to Nashville heals their road ailments.
To keep pace in the tough AFC North, the Steelers have to win the games that they should, and that mission starts on Thursday as favorites in the Music City.
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