The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to improve to 9-5 and put themselves in better position for an AFC North title as they face an underrated Atlanta Falcons team.
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The Atlanta Falcons furiously rallied back against the Green Bay Packers after trailing, 31-7, at halftime. They ended up losing, 43-37.
However, they fell to 5-8 after the Packers ran the clock out on their final drive. They are miraculously still in first place in the NFC South though since the New Orleans Saints also lost.
Quarterback Matt Ryan exploded in the fourth quarter and finished with 375 yards and four touchdowns with one interception on 24-of-39 passing.
Wide receiver Julio Jones embarrassed the Packers’ secondary with 11 catches for 259 yards and a touchdown, but he may not be able to play on Sunday after suffering a hip injury.
Although Jones is questionable, he is expected to suit up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Like the Falcons, the Steelers are battling for a division title as they have an 8-5 record. The Steelers had a monstrous fourth quarter en route to a 42-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who are now only half a game ahead of the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns on 25-of-39 passing as running back Le’Veon Bell ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.
The Steelers offense will be difficult for a weak Falcons defense to stop, but the Falcons also have a high-octane offense capable of picking apart a mediocre Steelers defense at home.
Prediction: Falcons 31, Steelers 24