Saturday, October 30, 2010

PITT, STEELERS BOTH TO WIN THIS WEEKEND

Mark this down: The Pitt Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers are BOTH going to win again this weekend.

The Panthers, going up against the Louisville Cardinals, are finally maturing as a unit, particularly quarterback Tino Sunseri. As Sunseri has improved on the passing game, so too, coincidentally has the Pitt running game begun to start producing big games out of Ronnie Graham and Dion Lewis.


ABOVE: Tino's been looking better and better each week.

Pitt's shaky defense has also made strides of late as the offense has continued to put things together, so look for a third consecutive strong showing in the Big East and a 28-17 victory.

Meanwhile, the Steelers, proclaimed by many experts as the strongest team in the league at the moment are on the road in the Superdome in a major clash against last year's champion, the New Orleans Saints.

The Steelers seem to have their very best games on the largest stage, so look for them to bring their "A" game on Sunday night. With the team fairly healthy for six games into the season, I look for the offense to be the defense's best friend in this one. The Steelers will play ball control while keeping drew Brees and his flying circus on the bench. 

Result: The Steelers defense will throttle Brees and Co. in a surprisingly convincing 24-10 victory.


ABOVE: The Steelers will need a "large" effort from Big Ben.


While "P.B.& G." is not charging you for this information, we don't expect any hate mail if Pitt or the Steelers don't cover either!