The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-6-1) will host the Tennessee Titans (9-4) on Sunday at 1:00 PM EST this week. Current NFL odds show that the Steelers are a slight underdog at home.
Let’s take a look at the scoring potential of Pittsburgh in Week 15.
Steelers Scoring Trends
This week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting two points at home versus the Tennessee Titans. After losing three out of their last four matchups, the Steelers have sunk to the number 11 seed in the AFC playoff picture.
Offensively, Pittsburgh has averaged 23.75 points in their last four games, and they’ve scored 20.3 points per home contest this season. Ben Roethlisberger is 12th in passing yards with 3,066.
It’s also worth noting how the Steelers score. Pittsburgh ranks second in fourth-quarter scoring, averaging 10.2 points per game. Last week against the Minnesota Vikings, the Steelers scored 21 points. In Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers, they scored 27.
Why are the Steelers scoring so many points late? It’s because, in these games, opposing teams jump out to an early lead, and Pittsburgh has to pass a lot to catch up.
The Titans don’t give up many points late in games (they average 5.2 in the fourth quarter). However, given Ben Roethlisberger’s history of late-game comebacks (he’s ranked third all-time with 39), Tennessee may give up far more late-game points than their average this week.
The Titans are Vulnerable On the Road
The Titans rank as the seventh-worst team in the NFL when it comes to points allowed on the road. As the away team, they’ve given up 26.5 points per contest this season.
Tennessee allowed 36 points at Gillette Stadium in their last road game against the New England Patriots. Mac Jones threw for 310 yards with two touchdowns against the Titans. Before that, Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams threw for 294 yards with one touchdown but two costly interceptions.
The Titans also gave up 31 points on the road against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8. Colts QB Carson Wentz threw for 231 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Tennessee ranks 22nd overall at passing defense. They’ve given up 271.8 passing yards per game on the road this season.
Last week on the road against the Minnesota Vikings, Roethlisberger threw for 308 yards with three touchdowns and one interception on Thursday Night Football.
In their previous three matchups at home, the Steelers have averaged almost 22 points per game. Add to that the Steelers’ offense averaging 23.75 points over their last four games. Given how the Titans’ defense struggles on the road, I expect Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ offense to put up at least 25.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Scoring Potential in Week 15
What do you think? Can the Pittsburgh Steelers score over 20.5 at home against the Tennessee Titans? The Titans’ offense isn’t great on the road, and the Steelers can score in bunches.
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