The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be a small favorite in Sunday’s NFL predictions matchup on October 25th when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City. The big question in this game is if Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will return from injury. If Big Ben doesn’t play then it will undoubtedly be third string quarterback Landry Jones obtaining the start for Pittsburgh. Regardless of who plays, the Pittsburgh Steelers come in better shape than the Kansas City Chiefs who’ve won just one single game this season. Let’s look at the matchup and NFL predictions.
The Steelers have already been winning even without Roethlisberger in the lineup as they are 2-1 since he got hurt. There is a good chance the team will hold him out this week simply because they are 4-2 in the standings. It can be worth noting that the Steelers haven’t done well when bringing back Big Ben too soon from injury as they are 2-4 because situation with Roethlisberger averaging just 191 yards with 8 TDs and 7 interceptions. The Steelers looked good on offense with Landry Jones running the offense rather than Michael Vick and so the team could definitely win in Kansas City this week without Big Ben.
The Chiefs certainly are a mess at 1-5 and without any real hope of doing anything this year without Jamaal Charles who is out for the season. The team may be without top wide receiver Jeremy Maclin who is going right through concussion protocol. The offense has been terrible without Charles and there is no reason to believe it changes this week. The Chiefs are scoring 21 points per game while allowing 26 points per contest.
NFL Predictions: The only real chance for the Chiefs to be competitive is to help keep this game low scoring so it should go under the total.