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News Flash: The Steelers are overrated.
Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained foot, but (for some unknown reason) head coach Mike Tomlin expects him to play. That's a bad idea against a Titans defense that managed to sack Colt McCoy four times in Week 4 and Joe Flacco three times in Week 2, Both of those QBs are protected by better offensive lines than Big Ben.
But what about the Steelers' running game? Well, even if RB Rashard Mendenhall was healthy, I don't think he could get anything going against a stout Tennessee run defense that hasn't allowed more than 70 rushing yards in each of the last three weeks. But Mendenhall's hamstring isn't healthy, so I really, really don't think he'll do anything, if he manages to play.
But there is still hope for the Steelers: their great defense, led by James Harrison and Troy Polamalu, could carry them to victory. Well, Harrison is done for the season and Polamalu looks a step (or two) slower. There's also the small fact that the Steelers have been dreadful against the run, giving up better than 4.9 YPC. Titans All-Pro RB Chris Johnson should be salivating.
Beyond all of that, Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck has been uncharacteristically efficient this season, The only way to really rattle Hasselbeck is to apply pressure, but the Steelers can't do that anymore. They're too old, they're too slow and they're too injured.
The Titans win in a blowout. It's a good thing the other Pennsylvania team is struggling.
The Line: Pittsburgh -3.5
The Pick: Tennessee 35-10