The Atlanta Falcons have been good for some barnburners in the last couple of weeks, and they’re walking into one in Pittsburgh this coming Sunday. Between the two teams, there is exactly half a functional defense, at least based on the last couple of weeks.
That makes it unsurprising that even though the Steelers are at home and don’t have the nightmarishly long list of injuries, they’re not favored by much. A field goal, to be exact, which probably makes sense given that the Steelers can’t stop anyone, the Falcons can’t stop anyone, and both teams have been playing stupidly close games of late. After all, both teams managed to lose games at home where they scored 36-plus points with no turnovers, which has been done oh exactly four times since 1940, three times by these two clown squads.
The question becomes who will win, and I’m going to throw my hands up on that one. I’d have to favor the Steelers because they’re at home and they are not cursed by a devastating plague that has most recently stolen away Grady Jarrett. But this one feels like it could go either way, and will until one or both of these teams start proving they can play defense.