SOW Pick’em: Redskins at Steelers
- Updated: October 26, 2012
The Redskins suffered another devastating loss in New York after it appeared the team was going to come away with another win, and their first of the NFC East. Can the Redskins rebound against the Pittsburgh Steelers? See what the SOW team thinks.
Kiel – Redskins 38, Steelers 24
The Washington Redskins have begun to show how dominate they can be on offense the last couple of weeks, and while the defense continues to struggle, the Pittsburgh Steelers injuries and lack of an offense should make things easier on them. That’s not to say they can’t score, just that they shouldn’t be able to outscore a dominating offense going up against what some could say isn’t your typical Steelers defense. The Redskins have not won in Pittsburgh since 1991, but this Sunday that changes.
Ray – Redskins 32, Steelers 24
For the first time in the Roethlisberger era, the Washington Redskins are playing a very winnable game this Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Steelers who are known for a ground and pound run game and on of the scariest defenses in the league year after year, haven’t had either so far this season. With key players like Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall out the Redskins need to capitalize on this opportunity if they want to make any type of a run this season. Expect a high scoring game as both RG3 and Big Ben are primed for big fantasy days, but give the edge to Griffin. The Redskins hit the midway point 4-4 to welcome Carolina for homecoming.
Left – Redskins 27, Steelers 34
Week 8 and I have to say the Redskins are becoming a much better team than in recent history. I’m impressed with their performance so far, especially the offense. Can’t say the same for the defense though. Which is facing the Steelers and Roethlisberger or what ever, this week. I’m not looking forward to seeing what he can do against our poor defensive backfield. This one could be a shoot out with the Steelers RBs not healthy and the pass defense of the Redskins in such bad shape. The Steelers will also be wearing their horribly ugly throwbacks. I’m looking for a W just because of those uniforms. I’m so sure we are going to pull this one out though. RG3 will have his hands full again with some late game heroics but all will go away when Roethlisberger gets the ball with 50 seconds on the clock and goes the yard in two plays. Sorry Redskins Nation, but another L is coming in week 8.
The Redhead – Redskins 24, Steelers 21
Call me a homer for making my first pick here a Redskins win, but I’m really not picking them out of blind homerism or bitter hatred for the Steelers. The Redskins had a spectacular outing against the Giants, aside from that now infamous last play, and are kicking themselves for letting the win slip away. They are going to come into this game with a little extra fire and they’ll need it, particularly against the Steelers tough defense and boorish QB. The Steelers gain the vast majority of their yards in the air, but only score an average of 23 points per game (to the Redskins almost 29). Big Ben has also never thrown a TD against the Redskins. Our defense has been struggling, no doubt, but they are playing better as a unit each week and have increased pressure to perform right now. Let’s hope the smack talk this week doesn’t derail their efforts. In the end, however, I think it will come down to our offense putting on a show, which we know they are capable of, and besting the Steelers D. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but, save for a few questionable calls, I think he’s earned it – I trust Kyle to game plan appropriately and, as his father likes to say, put us in the best position to win.