Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger heads to Nashville for a showdown with the Tennessee Titans.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) take on the Tennessee Titans (2-7) on Monday Night Football in Week 11 of the NFL season.
After two weeks of record setting performances by QB Ben Roethlisberger – and a 3-game winning streak to boot – the team lost in embarrassing fashion to New York just last week in one of the big shockers of the month. With the Ravens getting the week off and the Browns losing this week, the Steelers have a golden opportunity to get back on track with a win to push them into 5th place in the AFC before their bye week. The team will still be without star DBs Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu, but the offense is healthy and the defense can still stop teams dead in their tracks.
The Tennessee Titans have struggled mightily on offense. They are already on their 3rd QB of the season with rookie Zach Mettenberger, who played average football against the Ravens last week but ultimately lost. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has a history with the Steelers – he was their offensive coordinator when they won Superbowl XL in 2005 and faced off against his former QB Ben Roethlisberger as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl XLIII in 2008. But familiarity with the Steelers will not bring success against them unless he can somehow get his stagnant offense to score some points. The team is currently in the bottom five in both yards and points scored.
Prediction: Steelers – Pittsburgh is angry and eager to prove that their loss last week was just a fluke. The Titans will be hard-pressed to match the Steelers point for point and the struggling defense will get burst open late in the game if they can’t pressure Big Ben.