Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers live stream information and more.
When: Sunday, November 17
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA.
Live Stream: NFL.com Live Stream
Spread: Detroit (-2.5)
Rankings (yards per game): Steelers (offense 15th, defense 10th); Lions (offense sixth, defense 24th)
Last Meeting: Pittsburgh 28-20 at Detroit, October 11, 2009,
All-Time Series: Pittsburgh 15-14-1
Key Matchup: Ike Taylor vs. Calvin Johnson
Ike Taylor usually does a good job on the opposition’s top target and has turned in decent performances against the likes of A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall and others this season. But he has his work cut out for him on Sunday.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said it best:
“Johnson needs no endorsement from me,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “He is the best wide receiver in the game and one of the best football players period regardless of position in the game of professional football.
“He’s got over 900 yards receiving; he’s got nine touchdowns through nine games. You can talk about ways to minimize his impact on the game, people, coverages, all of that’s been done through nine games this year and he’s still at about 100 yards per game and a touchdown per game. Obviously we’re going to take our swing at it.”
If Taylor swings and misses, this one could get ugly quick.
Prediction: There’s a lot I like about the Steelers this week, but there’s more that I don’t like. The Lions will be able to make the big plays that the Steelers likely won’t and at the end of the day I just don’t think the Steelers can do enough on both sides of the ball to come away with a win. It will take a mistake free afternoon to do so and I just don’t feel confident in them turning in that type of performance. Lions 24, Steelers 20.