3 Pittsburgh Steelers Bold Predictions for Week 2

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Bold predictions for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. / Jim Rogash/Getty Images

After getting the Week 1 win on Monday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Denver Broncos in Week 2. The early odds favor the home team in this matchup.

However, anything could happen when two tough defenses are at play. There could be some surprises in this game. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for the Steelers against the Broncos.

3. Steelers Have 100-Yard Rusher

James Conner left the Week 1 game injured, but Mike Tomlin gave him a chance to play this week. Even if he is out, we saw Benny Snell run for over 100 yards last game. Yes, Denver did a terrific job at containing Derrick Henry in Week 1, allowing 3.7 yards per carry, which was greatly improved in the fourth quarter, the Broncos will have to respect the Steelers passing attack. Ben Roethlisberger demands respect from opposing defenses, making them unable to stack the box in the same way defenses do against the Tennessee Titans.

2. Steelers Hold Broncos to Under 50 Rushing Yards

The Denver rushing attack didn't blow anyone away last week, running for 107 total yards, with a big chunk coming from a late 25-yard run from Melvin Gordon. Phillip Lindsay left last game injured, with his status up in air this week. If he is out, the Steelers have less rushing threats to worry about. Last week, they embarassed Saquon Barkley, who ran for only six yards on 15 rushes. In fact, Big Ben ran for more yards than he did.

1. Eric Ebron Scores a Touchdown

Eric Ebron was talked up this offseason, with the Steelers saying they would move the athletic tight end all over the field. However, he was quiet in Week 1, catching one pass for 18 yards. If Week 1 for this Denver defense was any indication, Ebron could have a much better week. The Broncos allowed two passing touchdowns last game, both going to tight ends. If Denver is going to struggle guarding the big guys in the red zone, then Ebron may take advantage.

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