These teams will not let me be great! LOL! So I went 10-3 for last week. Geez! That NFC East sold me out! CURSES!! On to the next week then. THIS Thursday night game should have the enthusiasm that we are all looking for in a football contest. Both teams are on a roll and they are pretty damn convincing. It is going to be difficult to choose, but I will attempt to if you read on.
CAROLINA PANTHERS vs PITTSBURGH STEELERS:
As mentioned earlier, these teams are on a roll. Pittsburgh has won four straight and at the top of their division. Carolina has won three of the last four and second behind the New Orleans Saints in their division. For the Steelers, the worry of not having Le’Veon Bell has not effected them. James Connor did not look worthy at first, but has slowly come into his own as a solid running back. Bell has been rumored to be leaving Miami, where he has been working out. Will he or won’t he sign? He might not even be activated when he gets back. Either way, a game still has to be played. The Panthers have been up and down in games, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey and Devin Funchess have been quite effective on offense. These two teams are so evenly matched, it is hard to give either the edge. If it comes down to the last seconds, look for Carolina to take it. If not, root, root, root for the home team.