Steelers vs. Titans Preview and Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers head to Tennessee to take on the Titans on Monday night to wrap up Week 11.

The Steelers are looking to bounce back after an upset loss to the Jets last week, while the Titans look to end a three-game losing streak that started in Week 7.


Steelers: 6-4, 3rd place in AFC North

Titans: 2-7, 3rd place in AFC South

Last Meeting: Titans won 16-9 Week 1 of 2013

Key Stat: The Steelers are 3-6 in their last nine second half road games vs. teams with a sub-.300 record. They have a minus-15 turnover differential in those games.

Steelers Outlook: Pittsburgh dropped last week's game against the Jets, falling behind early in an eventual 20-13 loss.

As a result, the Steelers missed an opportunity to remain at the top of a stacked AFC North division. Despite the 6-4 record, Pittsburgh is behind both the Browns and Bengals in the division and tied with the Ravens.

Ben Roethlisberger's incredible run of 12 touchdown passes in two games vs. the Colts and Ravens came crashing down with just one touchdown and two interceptions against the Jets last week.

Titans Outlook: Tennessee has had a rough stretch of games since defeating the Jaguars back in Week 6.

Rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger has taken over under center, replacing Jake Locker and backup Charlie Whitehurst.

In two starts, Mettenberger has thrown for 495 yards, three touchdowns, three interceptions and gone 0-2 thus far.

What to watch for: The Steelers had an offense resurgence a few weeks back, but the key in this game may be the ground game with Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount.

The Titans have allowed 136.6 rushing yards per game - ranking them 29th in the entire league heading into Week 11.

The Titans have a chance to stop the Steelers offense if they can slow down the run, as they've done much better against the pass, allowing just 232 yards per game.

What they're saying - Steelers:

Titans Sankey looks to exploit weakend Steelers' running game (Behind The Steel Curtain)

Steelers to face Titans team struggling to produce explosive pass plays (Steelers Depot)

What they're saying - Titans:

Time for Warmack to step up? (Music City Miracle)

Titans could use Chase Coffman as 'back up plan' against Steelers (Titan Sized)


Steelers - 34, Titans - 20

The Steelers need this victory and will likely rebound from last week's poor outing. Considering Pittsburgh's road struggles against losing teams, Tennessee has a chance to surprise on Monday night, but it will take a better effort than they've given the past three games.

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