Week 11 is upon us and we have ourselves a great matchup against the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 6-3 Titans are hot coming off 4 straight wins against the Colts, Brown, Ravens, and Bengals while the 7-2 Steelers are also coming off 4 straight wins against the Chiefs, Bengals, Lions, and Colts. One of these two teams will have this streak snapped in what should be a close affair on Thursday Night Football. Let’s get into these matchups.
1. Marcus Mariota Vs Steelers Pass Defense
Mariota is coming off a solid performance where he threw for 264 passing yards, a TD, and an interception. He’ll need to be careful in not turning the ball over against a Steelers pass defense that ranks 2nd in passing yards per game allowed (181.8). The run game will need to take pressure off of Mariota because this Steelers defense will capitalize on a one-dimensional passing offense.
2. Le’Veon Bell Vs Titans Run Defense
Le’Veon Bell is coming off a game in which he ran for 80 yards on 26 carries and will be going up against a Titans run defense that ranks 6th in rush yards per game (91.9). Bell currently leads the league in rushing with 840 and will hope he can start running away with the rushing league title against this stingy Titans defense.
3. Steelers Receivers vs Titans Secondary
JuJu Smith-Schuster is performing very well seeing as every team tends to double team Antonio Brown. He is coming off a game where he caught 5 passes for 97 yards and a TD. The Titans secondary will have their hands full against these two receivers along with Martavus Bryant. The Titans rank 19th in passing yards per game allowed (236.4). A big task is ahead of the Titans.
Bold Prediction: Le’Veon Bell scores 3 TDs and piles up 200 scrimmage yards.