Welcome to The Truda Report everybody. Today I'll be quickly giving my pick for tonight's Thursday Night Football game. Expect an NBA post soon, since I'll want to breakdown some of the biggest stories through the first quarter of the season. Also, make sure to share this article as it helps TTR grow.
Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Tonight may not seem like a very important game, but trust me, it is. Both of these teams are in the thick of things in the AFC, with Pittsburgh being the number one team and the Titans being number four. Home field advantage has been huge to the Steelers playoff success in the past, so this game would be big in keeping them atop the AFC (their in conference record would be 6-1). Tennessee is currently tied with Jacksonville at 6-3, and they are both vying for a division win. A win tonight for them would be vital in that they could end up with head to head victories that Jacksonville wasn't able to attain.
Now that I got the hype up out of the way, I'm going to be real with you guys. I don't see this being a very close game. Tennessee's offense is the 22nd in the league, and has struggled in the passing game. Against the leagues number one defense, I don't see that panning out. In terms of Pittsburgh's offensive match up, the Steelers have the number 12 offense against the Titans 16th ranked defense. Statistically, this should be a tough fight, but I think the Steelers play makers are going to go off tonight. After being held in check against the Colts last week I expect this offense to explode.
I'm taking Pittsburgh in a 30-13 game, and I think that either Leveon Bell, Antonio Brown, Juju Smith Schuster, or all of them will go off tonight. Juju has played well each of the last three weeks, but Brown and Bell have underwhelmed. If you have them on your fantasy squad, I think you'll be happy tonight.
High School Senior from Connecticut obsessed with sports stats, facts, and management.