NFL Picks And Predictions Week 8: Patriots Vs. Steelers

The Patriots and Steelers matchup in Pittsburgh -- where the Steelers are undefeated -- in a bout between division leaders and AFC heavyweights.

The Patriots and Steelers have been two of the most successful NFL franchises in recent years. But when it comes to the head-to-head matchup, it's been all New England. The Patriots have won the last five meetings between the AFC foes.

But who do the experts predict will win on Sunday in the clear Game of the Week? Let's look at the picks.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King is going with the Steelers, who can use their wide receivers to exploit the Patriots secondary

Hard to pick against the Patriots, because of their recently resurgent defense (18.7 points per game allowed in the last three), but I do so because of Pittsburgh's deep passing game. Between them, Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown are averaging 17.9 yards per catch. I expect bombs away by Ben Roethlisberger in this one.

But King appears to be out on a limb here. ESPN.com's panel is leaning 5-3 toward the Patriots. And CBSSports.com's experts all picked New England to win.

For more on this game visit our NFL Week 8 Odds and Lines StoryStream and Odds Shark. For more on this matchup, visit our Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and our Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain. Be sure to check out SB Nation NFL for more on Week 8.

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