The Green Bay Packers visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving weekend for a showdown on Sunday Night Football.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have opened as 14-point favorites when the Green Bay Packers stroll into town for a prime-time contest. In what was originally thought to be a potential contender for game of the year, a season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers derailed all hope of the shootout schedule-makers and fans so desperately wanted.
Since Rodgers went down, both the Packers and Steelers have trended in two different directions. Green Bay currently sits at 5-5 after dropping their four of their last five games, good enough for third in the NFC North and outside of the NFC playoff picture. On the other hand, Pittsburgh rides a five game winning streak into Sunday’s game with an 8-2 record, good enough for a three game lead in the AFC North and currently possess the number one seed in the AFC.
These two historic franchises will meet for the first time in nearly four calendar years, where the Steelers escaped from Lambeau Field with 38-31 victory in a game where Rodgers also wasn’t under center for Green Bay. Coming off a 40 point performance on Thursday Night Football, how will Pittsburgh’s offense follow-up their best outing of the year? Can Green Bay’s offense solve the Steelers defensive puzzle and turn the corner on their season?
Three bold predictions for the Steelers in week twelve’s game against the Packers: