Los Pittsburgh Steelers are looking for his first start to the season with a 10-0 record in the rich history of the franchise.
Since 1970, a total of 17 teams have started 10-0; 10 of the last 16 made the Super Bowl and six of them won it.
The most recent case is that of the Carolina Panthers, who started 14-0 in 2015, they finished 15-1 and lost Super Bowl 50, 24-10 to the Denver Broncos.
For many, the Steelers’ perfect record is misleading, Because coach Mike Tomlin’s team has only faced three teams with a winning record: Baltimore, Cleveland and Tennessee, all 6-3.
But nevertheless, Pittsburgh defeated the Titans and Ravens on the road in consecutive weeks, being underdog by 3.5 in Baltimore.
After this week’s game in Jacksonville, where they shouldn’t have a problem going 10-0, four of the Steelers’ last six opponents have a winning record so far: Baltimore (6-3), Buffalo (7-3), Indianapolis (6-3) y Cleveland (6-3).
Can Pittsburgh finish the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record?
For the moment, we will the picks of Week 11:
THE GAME OF THE WEEK
Los Angeles Rams en Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)
The general complaint is that Monday nights stopped having attractive games, right? Good, this MNF includes two of the best teams in the National Conference, two great defenders and who is considered the best quarterback of all time.
Tom Brady y los Buccaneers, but nevertheless, they haven’t looked good at all in three prime-time games: they lost in Chicago, were humiliated by New Orleans and beat the Giants thanks to a controversial call at the end of the game.
Brady was sacked eight times in those three games and Monday’s offensive line Tampa Bay faces one of the best strikers in the NFL.
Aaron Donald is simply the most dominant defensive lineman in the league. He is tied with TJ Watt for second with 9 sacks by quarterback and third with 17 hits to the passers.
The end Michael Brockers is third in Los Angeles with three sacks, behind linebacker Leonard Floyd, with 7.
If there is something that bothers Brady it is the pressure that comes between the center and the guards, and the Rams are specialists in it.
When your offensive line gives you time, it will be interesting to see if “TB12” challenges Jalen Ramsey, one of the best cornerbacks in the league, who will hold key duels against Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Ramsey has just one interception and three passes defended this season. for the simple reason that opposing quarterbacks avoid it at all costs.
The Rams don’t have good memories of Brady and Rob Gronkowski, that combined for the play that tipped Super Bowl LIII in favor of the New England Patriots in February 2019.
And just like that game, the MNF could make for a good defensive battle.
The one in Tampa Bay is the third in yards (300.3 per game), first against the race (76.6), second in first and 10 (18.4) and eighth in points (22.6).
Jason Pierre-Paul (7.5 sacks), Ndamukong Suh (4), Devin White (5) and Shaquil Barrett (5) They are four fundamental pieces in the front-7 of the Bucs, which combine for 21.5 of the 32 sacks of the team.
Jared Goff and Brady will be under pressure all night.
The pick: Teams that pressure Brady from inside the offensive line have 50% of the game won and the Los Angeles defense can do that with no problem. Rams 24-19 Buccaneers
New York Jets en Los Angeles Chargers (-8.5)
At the end of the season, all coaches should send Adam Gase a nice gift. Chargers 31-19 Jets
Green Bay Packers en Indianapolis Colts (-2.5)
Aaron Rodgers is 4-1 on the road in 2020 and 5-1 in games outside of the NFC North Division. Packers 28-24 Colts
Arizona Cardinals en Seattle Seahawks (-3)
Seattle is 31-8-1 (21-3 at home) in prime-time since 2010, with 9-1 on Thursday Night Football. Seahawks 31-28 Cardinals
Tennessee Titans en Baltimore Ravens (-6)
Two badly injured teams that must put an end to their losing streak. In addition, there are pending accounts for what happened in the Playoffs. Ravens 24-21 Titans
Detroit Lions en Carolina Panthers (S/L)
If Teddy Bridgewater (knee) can’t play, the visitors could be a surprise. Panthers 27-20 Lions
Philadelphia Eagles en Cleveland Browns (-3.5)
Cleveland’s offense is another with Nick Chubb back. Browns 27-21 Eagles
New England Patriots (-2) en Houston Texans
You may not have noticed, but New England’s running offense is the third-best in the league, with 161.1 yards a game. Houston is the worst defense against the run. Patriots 24-21 Texans
Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) en Jacksonville Jaguars
Ben Roethlisberger is 4-1 in Jacksonville and… well, it’s Jacksonville. Steelers 31-19 Jaguars
Atlanta Falcons en New Orleans Saints (-5)
After Drew Brees’ injury, Jameis Winston is the starter in New Orleans, but coach Sean Payton needs to get Taysom Hill more involved. Saints 33-30 Falcons
Cincinnati Bengals en Washington Football Team (-2)
Their most recent match, in 2016, ended in a draw, 27-27 in London. There are no ties in my picks, but consider it. WFT 24-23 Bengals
Miami Dolphins (-3) en Denver Broncos
Denver is 1-3 at Mile High and Miami is 5-1 outside the Division. Dolphins 31-24 Broncos
Dallas Cowboys en Minnesota Vikings (-7.5)
Dallas accepts an average of 157 rushing yards per game. Dalvin Cook is going to get stuck in that quagmire. Vikings 31-17 Cowboys
Kansas City Chiefs (-7) en Las Vegas Raiders
The champions’ only loss was Oct. 11 at home to Las Vegas. You have to take Jon Gruden’s team seriously, but sweeping Kansas City seems impossible. Chiefs 38-31 Raiders
TRIPLE OF THE WEEK
New England vs. Houston UNDER 47.5
Kansas City vs. Las Vegas OVER 57.5
Miami vs. Denver OVER 45
In the season
Against the spread