Final Verdict: It's time for both the media and fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers to move on to the last stage of grieving.
Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor set a franchise record with a 93-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and while the Steelers tried to make a game of it their comeback came up short.
The Steelers fall to 2-5 after losing 21-18, and Pittsburgh sits alone in the AFC North cellar.
ESPN: Steelers (8-5)
CBS Sports: Steelers (7-1)
Fox Sports: Steelers (4-1)
USA Today: Steelers (5-2)
Bleacher Report: Steelers (7-5)
Overall: Steelers (31-14)
After a disastrous start to the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won two games in a row, including a victory last week over the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Oakland Raiders share a similar 2-4 record, with the Raiders coming off their bye week after a lopsided loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bleacher Report NFL National Lead Writer Matt Bowen is among the majority of pundits who feel the Steelers will notch a third straight win on Sunday. "The Steelers get their third win in a row," Bowen wrote, "because of their defense forcing turnovers and limiting Terrelle Pryor out in Oakland."
However, more than a few experts think the Raiders will pull off the upset, including NFL National Lead Writer Ty Schalter. According to Schalter, "The Steelers have bounced back from an 0-4 start with a two-game win streak, but it might be the least impressive win streak ever. I'll take Terrelle Pryor and Oakland at home."