NFL Week 9: Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Odds, and Picks (Nov 2)
- The Titans beat the Falcons 23-38 on Sunday.
- The Steelers lost 20-10 to the Jaguars in week 8.
- These teams last faced off in Dec. 2021 with the Steelers winning 13-19.
The 3-4 Tennessee Titans take on the 4-3 Pittsburgh Steelers in this week 9 AFC matchup. The Titans are currently 3rd in the AFC South while the Steelers hold 2nd place in the AFC North.
How To Watch
With starter Ryan Tannehill injured, rookie quarterback Will Levis excelled in his NFL debut. The 24-year-old threw 19/29 completions for 238 yards and 4 touchdowns against Atlanta and has earned the role for at least another week. Deandre Hopkins caught 4/6 receptions for 128 yards and 3 scores, showing the elite level of play Titans fans expected to see more of when he signed from Arizona. Hopkins, along with RB Derrick Henry, was limited in practice on Tuesday but both are expected to suit up on Thursday night to take on the Steelers.
Steelers’ quarterback Kenny Pickett was forced out of the 20-10 loss to the Jaguars, with a rib injury. Reports are positive that he will suit up against Tennessee but if he misses then Mitch Trubisky will resume duties under center. The Steelers struggled to move the chains on Sunday, and running backs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren will have to raise their performance levels against a team ranked 11th in points allowed per game.
Many people thought Will Levis was the most NFL ready of all the rookie QBs to enter the league this year. He certainly showed the skill and resolve required to beat the Falcons last week and I believe he can grab another win on the road here. Titans to edge it in a close matchup.