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TNF: Patriots vs Steelers Prediction and Game Thread

It’s Week 14 of Thursday Night Football as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the New England Patriots

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Thursday Night Football, Week 14. Tonight the Pittsburgh Steelers host the New England Patriots. The Steelers are 6 point home favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

The 2-10 New England Patriots come into this game in total disarray. They have lost 8 of their last 9 games. They have no quarterback. Their offense is virtually nonexistent, having scored a total of 13 points in their last three games combined. And most remarkably, the Patriots have pulled off the nearly impossible feat of holding each of their last three opponents to 10 points or less, and losing every one of those games. This is a Patriots offense completely destroyed by Bill Belichick and his staff. There are rumors the unthinkable will happen after this season: the Patriots will fire Belichick. If that happens, it will be an ignominious exit for a Hall of Fame coach.

The 7-5 Pittsburgh Steelers come into this game winners of three of their last five games. The Steelers have offensive problems of their own. Starting quarterback Kenny Pickett is out with an injury, leaving the quarterbacking duties to career scrub Mitchell Trubisky. The Steelers have scored 17 points or less in 6 of their last 9 games. They have gone over 400 yards total offense just once in their last 60 regular season games. An offensive juggernaut this Steelers team is not.

This is a showdown between two good defenses and two dysfunctional offenses. I’m taking the Steelers to defeat the Patriots tonight. The Steelers are less dysfunctional on offense, have much more talented offensive weapons, and have the home field advantage. I have submitted my pick using the widget from our partners at Tallysight. You can follow all my picks throughout the season, as I prove for another season how I’m not made to be a gambler. Seriously, I cannot stress enough how bad an idea it would be to bet real money based on my picks. Don’t do it. Don’t even consider it. Make your own picks, and good luck. And if you do bet, consider using our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook.