On the other side, the Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 5-1 vs. a team with a winning record, 3-1-1 in their last 5 home games, Week 11 games, and Thursday night games, and 3-9 in their last 12 November games.
LeBeau served as the Steelers defensive coordinator for 13 seasons, spanning two different stints, and Roethlisberger has seen first-hand what he can do to an opposing quarterback. So if they continue to insist on Thursday night, they're doing so knowing that they're risking both player safety and the quality of the game. I don't think it's going to be as much fun to go against him. The teams are nearly the same on offence but the edge does go to the Steelers for the better defence and having the home crowd. During that tenure, Tennessee has picked up wins over the Colts, Browns, Ravens and Bengals, so they haven't exactly been beating the best teams in the league. What he has in terms of secondary, linebackers, defensive line, things like that.
Roethlisberger went as far as to say Thursday games are "miserable" and "terrible".
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Ironically one weapon the Steelers might have to fight not just a short week, but what a defense can bring, is the no-huddle. You'd never hear this kind of rant, on day one of preparation no less, from Tom Brady about having to play on Thursday. "Rather than install a bunch of new plays, you go with what you know and have been doing for a long time". Especially these days. The athletes playing the game are all of the highest quality - veritable fine-tuned machines of physical mayhem - who run and hit faster and harder than ever before. We have to do it.
"It is a tough turnaround physically because it's such a demanding sport, demanding game", Roethlisberger said, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. It's so tough on guys, you're beat, you're banged up.
The Titans, much too every sports betting sites' surprise, have emerged as 2017's No. 1 contender in the AFC South. Tennessee turned in a 9-7 season in 2016 so while we were expecting some improvements from the Titans, we weren't quite expecting them to be the leaders of the division 10 weeks into the year. "Just play on Mondays and Sundays".