Coach Mike Tomlin has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a fairytale run in 2020. Ben Roethlisberger and Co. remain unbeaten in the league with a perfect record heading into Week 13. They are in line to match the 2007 New England Patriots record of going an entire regular season without a loss.
They will face-off against an inconsistent Washington Football Team led by quarterback Kyle Allen. Despite their win against fellow NFC East strugglers Dallas Cowboys in Week 12, Ron Rivera’s boys will start the weekend as clear underdogs.
Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 13 Game Day predictions.
After a dismal 2019 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have definitely been the ‘comeback’ team of the 2020 NFL season. Under veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are on an 11-0 record heading into Week 13.
They will be the undoubted favorites to secure a win against Washington who are struggling in their first season under coach Ron Rivera.
Coach Tomlin might use this game to rest some of his star players such as Juju Smith-Schuster, Eric Ebron, or even James Conner. Rookie WR Chase Claypool might get some more plays as a result.
Despite their struggles at the quarterback, this season, Washington Football Team find themselves in the mix for a shot at the NFC East title along with all 3 teams in their division. However, their fate lies in their own hands.
Rivera’s team has a 4-7 record heading into the Steelers game and sit 2nd in the division. It will take an all-round convincing display to pull off a major upset against their unbeaten opponents on Sunday.
QB Kyle Allen is expected to start once again. Does he have it in him to lead his team to the Playoffs?
QB Ben Roethlisberger – NIR/Knee
K Chris Boswell – Hip
CB Steven Nelson – Knee
DE Ryan Anderson – Knee
T Morgan Moses – Groin
WR Terry McLaurin – Ankle
Everyone loves a good ‘underdog’ story. But this isn’t one. Coach Mike Tomlin may seem coy while speaking to the media with respect to his team’s unbeaten record. But Steelers fans will be well aware that he does not like losing.
With Big Ben firing on all cylinders and the Steelers defense in rock-solid form, this should be another comfortable win in the bag for the home team.