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‘Thursday Night Football’ Week 9 expert picks: Titans at Steelers

POD staff picks for the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The NFL opens up Week 9 with a matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on “Thursday Night Football.”

The Titans and Steelers have faced off 80 times in their teams' histories, with Pittsburgh holding advantages in both the regular season (45-31) and postseason (3-1), including winning the four most recent head-to-head battles.

The Titans will be hoping they finally unlocked their offense with new quarterback Will Levis and his connection with DeAndre Hopkins—who caught three of Levis’ four touchdowns in his NFL debut last week. Power back Derrick Henry will also be a vital factor in their offensive attack, and he looked like he got back on track last week with the emergence of the passing game.

The Steelers’ defense has been a tick below average against the run this season, but they’re coming off a game where they shut down the Jaguars’ rushing attack. If T.J. Watt and Pittsburgh’s top-10 front can get pressure on the Titans’ rookie quarterback, they could cause a domino effect of disruption to the Titans' offense.

The good folks over at DraftKings Sportsbook are favoring the Steelers by over a field goal in this matchup but the POD staff is split both on the moneyline and against the spread.

Here is a look at who each of our staff is picking for Thursday night’s game:

Here’s how to watch tonight’s “Thursday Night Football” game:

Titans at Steelers

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: Prime Video
Prime Announcers: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, and Kaylee Hartung (field reporter)
Online Stream/Replay: Prime Video, Twitch, NFL+ Premium (Replay)

Enjoy the game and come chat with us in the comments!

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